June 25, 2011
Capitals selections in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Round Pick Name Pos. Age Ht./Wt. Birthplace
4 117 Steffen Soberg G 17 5-11, 165 Oslo

Round (pick)

4 (117) G Steffen Soberg

Age: 17

Height/weight: 5-11/165

Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Current team: Manglerud Star (Getligaen/Norwegian Elite League)

Outlook: A small but athletic and tenacious goaltender who doesn’t shrink from daunting competition. Won the rookie of the year award in the Norwegian Elite League (Getligaen) and has told Washington he hopes to play in North America (major juniors) next season.

Round Pick Name Pos. Age Ht./Wt. Birthplace
5 147 Patrick Koudys D 18 6-3, 198 Hamilton, Ontario

5 (147) D Patrick Koudys

Age: 18

Height/weight: 6-3/198

Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario

Current team: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)

Outlook: Big defenseman who moves the puck well but is not the most agile player. Should take on a larger role in his sophomore season at RPI and has the potential to develop more of a two-way game.

Round Pick Name Pos. Age Ht./Wt. Birthplace
6 177 Travis Boyd C 17 5-11, 185 Minnetonka, Minn.

6 (177) C Travis Boyd

Age: 17

Height/weight: 5-11/185

Birthplace: Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Current team: USA U-18 (USHL)

Outlook: A small, play-making center with good puck handling skills but will need to bulk up. He can play in all situations and will attend Minnesota in the fall.

Round Pick Name Pos. Age Ht./Wt. Birthplace
7 207 Garrett Haar D 17 5-11, 190 Huntington Beach, Calif.

7 (207) D Garrett Haar

Age: 17

Height/weight: 5-11/190

Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California

Current team: Fargo (USHL)

Outlook: A solid skating two-way defenseman described by scouts as a hard worker. He committed to play at Northeastern and intends to join the Huskies even though Greg Cronin recently resigned as coach to join the Toronto Maple Leafs staff.

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