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Washington Capitals Draft Jonas Siegenthaler

The Caps trade up to take the Swiss defenseman at 57

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After trading their picks at 62 and 113 to the Rangers, the Caps move up the line to #57 and use the pick to take Swiss defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler.

Per HockeyProspectus, Siegenthaler is described as "strong and responsible in his own end, but without much in the way of an offensive game."

Here's a little more on Siegenthaler from

• Siegenthaler spent the majority of the 2014-15 season with Zurich in the Swiss League under former Stanley Cup-winning coach Marc Crawford. A physical, two-way defenseman, Siegenthaler led the Lions with 39 penalty minutes.

• Internationally, Siegenthaler registered four assists in seven games and was named to the tournament all-star team at the 2015 Under-18 World Championship, helping host Switzerland to a fourth-place finish. Siegenthaler has also represented his country at the 2015 World Junior Championship and the 2013 and 2014 Under-18 World Championships.

• In 2012-13, Siegenthaler was part of two championship teams. He registered 2-12—14 in 34 games for Zurich's junior team to win the Swiss Elite Jr. A Championship and also helped the under-17 team to a title with two assists in five postseason contests.

• Siegenthaler lists defenseman Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators as his favorite NHL player.

From Eliteprospects:

Jonas Siegenthaler is a smooth skating defenseman with a tremendous combination of size and mobility. Keeps his game simple, by not risking too much and always looking to make a short safe pass. Needs to improve his shoot, despite most of the time being on target, his release is poor and it lacks power. Has fine hands and puck handling and his passes are soft and accurate, but like his shot they lack power. Stands his ground along the boards and is not afraid to use his body, while playing a reliable defensive game.