With the 47th pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Caps have selected right wing Kody Clark. Clark is the son of former Leafs tough guy Wendel Clark (although apparently Wendel’s offspring plays a totally different style than his pop).
Kody’s rankings by outlet coming into the draft:
- Ranked #62 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COM
- Ranked #55 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
- Ranked #71 by ISS HOCKEY
- Ranked #138 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
- Ranked #34 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters)
- Ranked #73 by TSN/McKenzie
Described as a hybrid between a power forward and an energy guy, the six-foot-one, 180-pound Toronto native isn’t afraid to be physical. Ottawa coach Andre Tourigny uses Kody on the power play and as his responsibilities increase, Kody will also be used on the penalty kill this season.
The 17-year-old, who tries to model is game after Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon, is projected to be a third-line player at the NHL level that can contribute on special teams.
Here’s Kody in action:
Welcome aboard, Kody!
Extremely honoured to be drafted by such a great organization! I am so excited to be apart of the @capitals! Many thanks to my Family/Billets Coaches, teammates and friends who have helped me achieve this milestone in my career. @Ottawa67sHockey @NHL @sachockey pic.twitter.com/hsEGKrvcX8— kody clark (@kody_clark99) June 23, 2018