The Washington Capitals selected center Connor McMichael with the No. 25 overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NHL draft Friday night.
McMichael, 18, got onto scouts’ radars with a breakout season for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League in which he tallied 36 goals and 36 assists. He shoots left-handed and hails from Ajax, Ontario.
The pick addresses the Capitals’ lack of depth at forward in their minor league system; analysts project the 5-foot-11 McMichael as a potential top-six forward in the NHL.