#2 Ivan Miroshnichenko
Ivan Miroshnichenko was selected by the Capitals at #20th overall in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft. ESPN had high praise for him and the fact that he fell into the Capitals’ laps at 20th is huge. Sadly it was because of his diagnosis with Hodgkin’s lymphoma but he is now cancer free and ready to go.
The six foot one, 185 pound forward who’s 19 years old signed a three year entry level deal with the Caps on May 1. He did this after he was allowed to terminate his contract with Omsk in the Kotinential Hockey League or KHL.
The Russian forward got to participate in development camp this year after watching from the sidelines last year. He’s got a good release and he can score goals, now it’s just a matter of seeing what he can do on a North American rink.
He probably won’t make the opening night roster this season but if he can at least start the year with the Hershey Bears and put up good numbers, he could have a big role next year at the NHL level.