NHL Draft


Aside from Madison Bowey, who was taken by the Capitals in the second round of the 2013 NHL draft and is expected to turn pro and play for the AHL Hershey Bears next season, the Capitals’ cupboard


The Capitals didn’t need to meet 18-year-old Russian Ilya Samsonov to know they liked him enough to make him the first goaltender taken in Friday night’s NHL draft.


If the price was right, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan was prepared to make a big splash at the NHL draft on Friday night at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.


With the 22nd overall pick of Friday night's NHL Draft, the Washington Capitals selected Russian goaltender Ilya Samsonov.


With the first round of the NHL entry draft set to begin at 7 p.m. at BB&TCenter in Sunrise, Fla. [NBCSN], here’s a pre-draft guide to get you set up: