Sometimes NHL teams pay their players based on what theyve accomplished.
Sometimes they pay them for what theyre capable of accomplishing.
Even from an untrained eye, one of the most noticeable players at the Capitals development camp last week was center David Vallorani.
Hes only 18 years old, but Capitals defensive prospect Connor Carrick already thinks like a family man.
When the Capitals took Thomas Di Pauli with the 100th pick overall of the NHL draft on Saturday in Pittsburgh, they knew they were getting a two-way center with a tireless work ethic.