The Caps drafted Beck Malenstyn with the 145th overall pick in the 5th round. This 18 year old is 6’2″ 192 lbs and last played for the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL.
Malenstyn had 25 points in 70 games last year for the Hitmen. He also had three points in five games in the playoffs.
At the U-18 championships this left winger had three points in seven games for his native Canada.
He was the third WHLer in four picks for Washington.
Two picks later, the Caps drafted Axel Jonsson Fjällby from Sweden.
This 6’0″ 170 lbs left winger had six points in 16 games while playing with the U-18 Sweden team this year.
Axel was ranked 92 among European Skaters by NHL Central Scouting.