NHL Sets Picks

The NHL today released the order of draft choices for the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus on June 22-23. With seven rounds and one compensatory choice awarded, there will be a total of 211 selections made by the 30 NHL teams. That number represents the fewest players drafted since 1981 when 211 players were also chosen. The last time fewer than 211 players were drafted was in 1980 when 210 were picked.

Here are Washington’s 10 choices in next week’s draft:

First Round
5th overall
28th overall (from BUF)

Second Round
34th overall
46th overall (from NYI)

Third round
none

Fourth Round
95th overall
108th overall (from NYR)

Fifth Round
125th overall

Sixth Round
180th overall (from OTT)

Seventh Round
185th overall
199th overall (from CGY)

The Capitals have twice chosen fifth overall, taking defenseman Darren Veitch with that pick in 1980 and blueliner Scott Stevens in the five hole in 1982. Washington has never had the 28th pick in any Entry Draft.

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3 Comments on “NHL Sets Picks”

  1. Mike Livingston Says:

    So the Caps have had good luck picking 5th. Stevens is one of the all-time greats, and Veitch was pretty good for awhile too. Here’s to a great selection! 🙂

  2. fauxrumors Says:

    1) We are hearing that the odds of the caps simply using their top 2 picks are low. GMGM is feaverishly working on a deal to fill one or both of the team’s holes( center/defenseman) using those assets as well as possibly ‘ a member of the current roster’.
    2) “Cap fans will be ecstatic on draft day”, is what one source told us. As with all deals, its not official until the Napolean of the NHL steps on to the podium in Columbus and announces:”We have a trade…..”


  3. […] This year’s draft class is said to be good through two rounds, with some very good, but maybe not great, players at the top. Thanks to the Zubrus and Zednik deadline deals, the Caps have an advantage of numbers, with 4 picks in the first two rounds: #5, #28, #34 and #46 overall. (You can find a full list of the Caps’ picks at Mike Vogel’s blog.) […]


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