In the final two rounds of the 2016 NHL Draft, the Washington Capitals selected Chase Priskie and Dmitry Zaitsev to round out their selections.
Priskie finished his freshman year at Quinnipiac, the ECAC Champions and NCAA runner-ups, with four goals and 22 assists. He grew up in Pembroke Pines, Florida, the same hometown of Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere. Priskie plays defense as well, with a right-handed shot and 190 pounds to fill out his six-foot frame.
Priskie has three years of eligibility left with the NCAA. Here is a sample of what he is capable of.
With their final pick, Washington selected Russian defenseman Dmitry Zaitsev out of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights of the North American Hockey League. He scored seven goals and 15 assists while tallying 73 penalty minutes over the course of 53 games. The Knights lost to the Aston Rebels in the first round of the NAHL playoffs; Zaitsev did not play.
To review, here are the selections of the Washington Capitals in 2016:
#28: Lucas Johansen, D, Kelowna (WHL)
#87: Garrett Pilon, C, Kamloops (WHL)
#117: Damien Riat, LW, Geneve (Swiss-A)
#145: Beck Malenstyn, LW, Calgary (WHL)
#147: Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, LW, Djurgarden Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
#177: Chase Priskie, D, Quinnipiac (NCAA-ECAC)
#207: Dmiitry Zaitsev, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (NAHL)
All their draft picks are expected to be at Development Camp next week. The full roster for that will be announced soon; the first day of camp is Monday, June 27.