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Sunday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recapping a busy Day 2 of the Draft as the Caps add to their prospect pipeline. Ovi’s new deal could be done soon and more.

2021 NHL Draft - Round 2-7 Photo by Zach Guerette/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps were active in Rounds 2-7 of the draft yesterday, making six picks total - with an emphasis on restocking the blueline. [Caps, Vogs, NBCSW, WHN]
  • Get to know each of the newest Capital hopefuls, starting with the team’s first pick of the draft, defenseman Vincent Iorio. [Rink, Caps video, NoVa Caps (+ more), WHN, RMNB, S&S]
  • Next up was another defenseman, Brent Johnson. [Rink, Caps video, NoVa Caps, WHN, RMNB, S&S]
  • In the fourth round, it was - you guessed it! - yet another blueliner (and Caps fan) Joaquim Lemay. [Rink, Caps video, NoVa Caps, WHN, RMNB, S&S]
  • They mixed things up in the fifth round, grabbing German center Haakon Hanelt with pick #151. [Rink, NoVa Caps, RMNB, S&S]
  • It was a brief foray off the blueline, though, as the Caps went back to the defensemen pool for their first of two in the sixth round, Dru Krebs. [Rink, NoVa Caps, RMNB, S&S]
  • Their final pick of the day was an addition to the goaltending depth, Chase Clark. [Rink, NoVa Caps, RMNB, S&S]
  • Hear from the architects of yesterday’s draft strategy after a busy day of re-stocking the pipeline. [Caps video (MacLellan, Mahoney)]
  • Hold on to your butts, because free agency is set to open on Wednesday... [NHL]
  • ...but don’t expect Alex Ovechkin to be a part of it, as GM Brian MacLellan believes the deal should be done before the Caps’ captain becomes a UFA. Hooray! [NHL, WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Finally, happy 29th birthday to Michael Sgarbossa.