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Washington Capitals Draft Ilya Samsonov

The first pick of the 2015 Draft is... a Russian and a goaltender. Can never have enough of either.

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With the 22nd pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Caps have selected goaltender Ilya Samsonov.

Here's Scott Lewis on the newest Caps' prospect:

Samsonov wowed scouts with his play in Russia's junior hockey league this past season, where he sported a 2.66 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage to go along with an 11-4-1 record. He also turned in some spectacular play at the Under-18 Five Nations tournament, World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and World Junior A Challenge.

The massive Russian showed he's capable of a highlight-reel save when needed.

And Goran Stubb, Director of European Central Scouting:

"He has good size and covers the net well. He plays at the top of the crease and effectively squares to the shooter. He shows good instincts, is well balanced and can make acrobatic saves."

TSN's Craig Button had this to say about the new Caps' prospect:

Combines essential elements of size and athletic ability to be imposing in the net and make scoring difficult. He is very aware and reads the play well and is quick to close down the net. An ultra competitor who never gives up on a play. With normal technical refinement, he can become a star.