With the 217th and final pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Caps have selected winger Eric Florchuk from the Saskatoon Blades.
Check out where Florchuk was ranked coming into this draft:
- Ranked #127 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COM
- Ranked #96 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
- Ranked #78 by ISS HOCKEY
- Ranked #168 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
- Ranked #110 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters)
Here’s DraftSite.com on Florchuk:
Big Centre-wing whose feet have improved radically in the course of the season. He has improved his skating stride’s length to accommodate his longer legs. Very light on his edging and a creative stickhandler. Mystifies defenders and finds his passing outlets after rolling off coverage when his scoring chance closes. Pushes opponents off pucks on the forecheck and any place where he can jump in and can leverage. Hockey smarts and fearless in traffic, has a coasting gear. Really controls the attack zone looks. Far from a finished product as he still needs work in many areas. There is is plenty of upside. He sprouted up a few inches and needs time to fill out.
Florchuk in action: