The Capitals acquired 3 top prospects over the last couple weeks, but do they make the top 5?
Starting of at number 5:
Jonatan Berggren(27th overall 2018)
SuperElit: 38GP 18G 39A 57 Points
Berggren was one of the biggest risers in the 2018 draft, because of his playmaking, and offensive instincts. He was impressive in the Sweidish under 20 league and was the best player there. He led the league in points with over 1.5 ppg, and an impressive under 18 tourny where he led the swedes with 10 points. He will rise on the this over the next year and not because people are graduating but because we feel he has the tools to be a great player at the next level.
Projection: Top 6 Playmaker
Next at 4:
Kyle Capobianco(via trade/Flyers)
AHL 49gp 2G 28A 30 Points
NHL 1gp 0G 0A 0 Points
Capobianco is one of the most underrated prospects. He is a smooth skating dman with good offensive instincts. He showed some of those instincts in the AHL producing 30 points as a rookie dman in a pro league. It earned him a 1 game call up for Arizona, and we feel is the first of many next season. He could prolly even make the opening roster.
Projection: Top 4 Dman
Entering the top 3:
Timothy Liljegren(via trade/Blackhawks)
AHL: 44 GP 1G 16 Assists 17 Points
Liljegren is our top dman. He skating is great, his offensive instincts are great and his defensive play is improving. He debuted in the ahl as a 18 year old and didnt look out of place. He was sheltered but still played well enough to give us hope that he can develop into a top pairing dman at the pro level. He might get his first look at the nhl level next year but we feel he might be only a year away from being a permanment contributor.
Projection: Top Pairing/1PP QB Dman
Runner up at 2:
Nick Suzuki(via trade/Predators)
OHL: 64GP 42G 58A 100 Points
This Suzuki is one of my favourite prospects. This kid just produces and somehow people question whether he can do it at the pro level. He may not have elitle skating that people look for but it is still good. Along with good skating, he has a good shot, a great passer, but the one thing that seperates from the rest is something that cannot be taught and cannot be measured and that is hockey IQ. The game comes to him so easy and he is a step ahead of the competion. You dont outscore everyone on your team by 30+ points, if you dont have elite qualities. Scary thing is, he is still 18 until August.
Projection: All Around Top 6 forward with scoring upside
The Best Prospect:
Daniel Sprong(23rd overall 2015)
AHL: 65GP 32G 33A 65 Points
NHL: 8GP 2G 1A 3 Points
Finally we get to Sprong, who we feel has elite skating, playmaking and an elite shot. He is basically everything you would want in a scoring winger. His only flaw is defnce but lets be honest...if he wasnt drafted by a 2x stanley cup winner he would be a regular on just about any other team and would alrady have 20+ goals in a season under his belt.He finished 2nd in goals and 5th in points at the AHL level while leading his team in both categories. He should be a nhl regular next year and wouldve been in contention for RoY if he didnt play too many games.
Projection: Elite Scoring Winger