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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps sign this year’s first-round pick, predicting Laviolette’s influence on his new team and more.

2020 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps have officially signed 2020 first-round pick Hendrix Lapierre to his three-year entry-level contract. [Caps, NBCSW, RDS]
  • As a high draft pick (and a potential steal in this year’s draft), Lapierre probably joins a select group of Caps’ prospects who should be untouchable. [THW]
  • Get a sneak peek at the Hershey Bears’ forward group for the 2020-21 season. [NoVa Caps]
  • How will new coach Peter Laviolette handle this veteran team, and particularly the team’s defense? [NBCSW, StarsandSticks]
  • A rundown of where each of the hockey leagues are in terms of scheduling around a pandemic. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 54th birthday to Benoit Hogue.