The Washington Capitals hold a league-high 11 picks — including two first-rounders — in this year’s NHL draft, which begins tonight at Consol Energy Center. The first round starts at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network; coverage of Rounds 2-7 begins at 10 a.m.

After the jump, check out where the Caps will pick this weekend (barring any trades), plus a bit of pre-draft reading material.

Capitals’ draft picks
Round 1: Selection 11
Round 1: Selection 16
Round 2: Selection 54
Round 3: Selection 77
Round 4: Selection 100
Round 4: Selection 107
Round 5: Selection 137
Round 6: Selection 167
Round 7: Selection 195
Round 7: Selection 197
Round 7: Selection 203

Full NHL draft order

Ted Leonsis says the Caps “interviewed several candidates for our head coaching position” this week.

— A cool look from ESPN at what it’s like to be one of those sitting on the draft floor.

— From today’s Post, a look at how the Caps have drafted since 2004; from Tuesday, McPhee’s thoughts on the offseason.

— One of many mock drafts, via

GMGM’s pre-draft chat: