Capitals to Pick 23rd at 2008 NHL Entry Draft

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Capitals to Pick 23rd at 2008 NHL Entry Draft

Postby JansenFan » Tue May 06, 2008 2:19 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 6, 2008


Capitals to Pick 23rd at 2008 NHL Entry Draft



ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will pick 23rd overall in the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, the National Hockey League announced today.



Washington has previously held the 23rd pick in the first round on two occasions. In 2006 the team selected goaltender Simeon Varlamov, and in 1995 the team drafted left wing Miika Elomo. The last time the Capitals first selection of the draft was higher than 23rd was 2001, when Washington’s first pick of the draft was No. 58 in the second round.



The Capitals enter this year’s draft with eight picks in the seven-round Entry Draft, including a first-round selection and three picks in the second round. This year’s Entry Draft will take place on June 20-21 at Scotiabank Place in Kanata, Ontario, home of the Ottawa Senators.



Below is a listing of the first-round draft order for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft:



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1. Tampa Bay                                16. Boston                               

2. Los Angeles                              17. Calgary                 

3. Atlanta                                  18. Ottawa                   

4. St. Louis                                19. Columbus (from Colorado)                                   

5. New York Islanders                       20. New York Rangers           

6. Columbus                                 21. New Jersey           

7. Toronto                                  22. Edmonton (from Anaheim)

8. Phoenix                                  23. Washington

9. Nashville (from Florida)                 24. Minnesota

10. Vancouver                               25. Montreal

11. Chicago                                 26. Buffalo (from San Jose)

12. Anaheim (from Edmonton)                 27-28: Clubs eliminated in Conference Finals,
                                                   in inverse order of points   

13. Buffalo                                 29. Stanley Cup Final runner-up

14. Carolina                                30. Stanley Cup champion

15. Nashville                                 



First-Round Order of Selection Criteria:

Picks 1-14: Results of 2008 NHL Draft Drawing held April 7

Picks 15-22: Clubs eliminated in first two rounds of the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs who did not win their division during the regular season, in inverse order of points

Picks 23-26: Clubs eliminated in the first two rounds of the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs who won their division during the regular season, in inverse order of points
RIP 21

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