The Capitals have three prospects in the tournament: 2013 draftee Madison Bowey for Canada, and forward Jakub Vrana and goalie Vitek Vanecek for the Czech Republic (and both picks in last year's draft).
He's not even a household name amongst Caps fans yet, but 2014 first-round pick Jakub Vrana is already inspiring artwork.
The Washington Capitals entered the 2014 NHL Draft needing to make up for some deficiencies on the team. In an effort to do so, the Capitals traded picks at various times to move up in the draft and made some interesting decisions. Here’s a review of the team’s first three picks.
3. Nathan Walker
In the third round of the draft, the Capitals selected Walker, the first Australian...
The Washington Capitals announced that they have signed their 2014 first-round draft pick Jakub Vrana.
The Washington Capitals have signed forward Jakub Vrana to a three-year, entry-level contract:
— Washington Capitals (@washcaps) July 15, 2014
The deal is three years and will pay him $832,500 per season with a $70,000 a year...
It didn’t take long for the Washington Capitals first rounder to make an impact. He did it first at Development Camp last week, impressing Caps coaches and front office brass. He did it again today, by agreeing to terms with the Caps on a three year entry deal. That comes just a few weeks after being selected in the 13th round of the NHL Draft.
Per Capgeek, Vrana’s three-year...
A few days ago, the newest Caps' first round draft pick, Jakub Vrana, showed off his hockey skills in a shootout during Caps Development Camp that most people wouldn’t expect out of a kid his age.
Jakub Vrana scored an absolute beauty during the Washington Capitals’ development camp.
(H/T Reddit Hockey)
The Capitals took forward Jakub Vrana of the Czech Republic with the 13th pick in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft. With the 13th overall pick at the 2014 #NHLDraft the #Caps selected forward Jakub Vrana pic.twitter.com/ZOUYpBA9ju — Washington Capitals (@washcaps) June 28, 2014 Vrana, 18, caught the attention of NHL scouts after [...]