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The last three Washington Capitals selections on Day 2 of the 2022 NHL Draft


The Washington Capitals held three picks in the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds of the 2022 NHL Draft. The selections came at pick numbers 149th, 181st, and 213th respectively.

With the picks, the Caps added two more forwards and one more defenseman. They leave Montreal with a total run that includes five forwards and two defenders.

Jake Karabela – C, Guelph (OHL)

Karabela is another talented offensive forward the Caps have added to their organization in this draft. He’s a great skater, he works hard and he’s very hard to knock the puck down. The five-foot-11, 172-pound center had 48 points in 65 games with the Storm in his first season in the OHL.

Ryan Hofer – RW, Everett (WHL)

Hofer, the brother of St. Louis Blues prospect Joel Hofer, is an overage WHL player who gets caught in the third draft he was eligible for. He’s a big winger (six-foot-three, 181 pounds) who has played seven fights in the WHL over the past two seasons. He had 58 points in 67 games for the Silvertips last year and turned 20 a few months ago.

David Gucciardi – LHD, Michigan State (NCAA)

Gucciardi is another overage player who was not selected in last year’s draft, played his first season at Michigan State and is now a member of the Capitals organization. He’s a defenseman known for his puck control and vision. Before heading to MSU, he played two seasons in the USHL.

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