With the 93rd overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Caps have selected right wing Riley Sutter - the 12th member of the famous Sutter lineage to be drafted into the NHL.
Check out where Sutter was ranked by the various outlets:
- Ranked #78 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COM
- Ranked #100 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
- Ranked #51 by ISS HOCKEY
- Ranked #87 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
- Ranked #80 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters)
- Ranked #84 by TSN/McKenzie
Here’s more on Sutter:
Sutter, 18, skated in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Guelph, Ontario this season and reached career highs in goals (25), assists (28), points (53) and plus-minus (+22) in 68 games. He went 52.4 percent at the face-off circle (715 of 1364) this season and his five game winning goals were tied for fourth on the Silvertips.
The 6-foot-3, 205 pound forward has 96 points, 46 goals, and 50 assists in 166 career WHL games, all with the Silveritps. He is tied for third on the Silvertips in playoff goals (5) and has eight points in nine postseason games heading into the Conference Finals.
His father, Ron skated 19 seasons as a forward and two-year captain in the National Hockey League with Philadelphia, St. Louis, Quebec, Boston, Phoenix, San Jose, Calgary and the New York Islanders. His Uncle, Darryl led the Los Angeles Kings to two Stanley Cup championships as head coach. Riley’s family includes ten former players who have suited up in the WHL.
And here’s Riley in action:
Hear from the newest Cap himself: