Below is the transcript of the draft day interview with Filip Forsberg from last night.
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What’s your initial reaction of going to Washignton?
Well, of course it’s a big honor to get to go to the Washington Capitals and to be a part of their great organization so, yeah, really looking forward to it.
What did you think when you saw your name on the board?
Well I guess it’s been a pretty busy season, with all the meetings with teams, so yeah, I’m kind of glad I’m done. This is just the start of hopefully a good career.
This would have been Colorado’s pick if they hadn’t made the trade, so maybe you’d have played with Landeskog and not Backstrom. How does that feel for you?
Well of course its glad to have some Swedes on the team. Anything can happen in NHL, whenever I can play in NHL maybe some Swedish players not there, maybe some new Swedes are there. Yeah, really looking forward to playing for the Capitals and hopefully with Nick.