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Capitals' 2010 draft picks

A breakdown of each of the Capitals' five picks in the NHL Entry Draft.

Round (Overall pick)Player
1 (26) C Evgeny Kuznetsov

Age: 18 | Height/weight:6-0/172

Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia

Current team: Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL)

Outlook: Among the most skilled players in the draft, Kuznetsov skates well, is creative with the puck and a gifted scorer. Must bulk up to be effective in the NHL. - Tarik El-Bashir

3 (86)RW-C Stanislav Galiev

Age: 18 | Height/weight:6-1/178

Birthplace: Moscow

Current team: St. John (QMJHL)

Outlook: Plays solid two-way game, raised his game in the playoffs and has good speed but is not physical. Capitals project him to be a play-making center. - Tarik El-Bashir

4 (112)G Philipp Grubauer

Age: 18 | Height/weight:6-0/180

Birthplace: Rosenheim, Ger.

Current team: Windsor (OHL)

Outlook: The Capitals dealt picks Nos. 116 and 146 to Toronto to take the Memorial Cup-winning goalie known for his quick glove hand and, according to scouting reports, his inconsistency. - Tarik El-Bashir

5 (142)C Caleb Herbert

Age: 18 | Height/weight:5-10, 180

Birthplace: St. Paul, Minn.

Previous team: Bloomington-Jefferson HS

Outlook: : Small, fast center dominated at the high-school level and was a finalist for Minnesota’s Mr. Hockey Award. Will spend next season playing for Sioux City (USHL) before attending University of Minnesota-Deluth. - Tarik El-Bashir

6 (176)D Samuel Carrier

Age: 18 | Height/weight:6-1/186

Birthplace: Laval, Quebec

Previous team: Lewiston (QMJHL)

Outlook: A puck-moving defenseman with a big shot, he can play in all situations. The knock on him, according to scouts, is he does not assert himself physically. - Tarik El-Bashir

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