#1 Matvei Michkov
The number one player the Caps should draft at 8th is Russian phenom Matvei Michkov. He recently talked to Match TV’s Pavel Lysenkov to talk about the draft including the possibility of being drafted by the Caps.
He was asked how fun it would be to reunite with his former junior teammate Ivan Miroshnichenko as well as Alex Ovechkin, Alex Alexeyev, and Evgeny Kuznetsov.
"“Yes, that would be great. But not everything depends on me. As fate wills, so be it. You just have to be ready for everything.”"
"I think this is the alleyway where a Michkov pick becomes realistic, plus or minus one or two picks. In very early discussions with people around the league on him, Washington or Detroit are considered the betting favorites for his landing spot. Does anyone really have a clue though? No. He could be long gone by this pick, or possibly he could drop further."
One of those 3 should be selected by the Caps next month in Nashville.