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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes

2019 NHL Draft - Portraits Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The first of the Caps’ 2019 draft class is officially a Cap, with the team signing Aliaksei Protas to a three-year entry-level deal yesterday. [Caps, WHL, PA Herald, Raiders]
  • Fellow 2019 draftee Connor McMichael is pretty familiar with his new team after having a breakout season with Caps’ legend Dale Hunter’s London Knights. [NHL]
  • The Caps still have some unfinished RFA business to tend to, and it’s going to be a tight fit to get them all signed. [THW]
  • So... what happens if Jakub Vrana gets an offer sheet (or more accurately, signs one)? Besides tears? [NBCSW]
  • Winners and losers of the 2019 offseason so far. [NoVa Caps]
  • Congrats to Alex Ovechkin on defending his crown, taking home the coveted ESPY for Best NHL Player. [NHL]
  • Finally, happy 63rd birthday to Jorgen Pettersson, happy 53rd to Bob Joyce, and raise a glass to the memory of Gaetan Duchesne, who would’ve been 57 today.