Capitals move up to draft Hendrix Lapierre 22nd overall

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The Washington Capitals drafted forward Hendrix Lapierre with the 22nd overall pick in the 2020 NHL draft.

The Capitals sent the Calgary Flames - who previously traded down with the New York Rangers - the 24th and and 80th selections to make their pick.

Hendrix Lapierre

Position: Center
Height: 6-foot
Weight: 180 lbs
Age: 18
Club: Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
Nationality: Canada

GP G A P
19 2 15 17

(Stats source: EliteProspects.com)

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 QMJHL draft missed a lot of time in his junior career due to concussion and vertebrae issues, but Lapierre managed to finish the season as the 13th-ranked North American skater despite the injuries. The 18-year-old still possesses an enticing skillset capable of translating to NHL success.

What they're saying

"The Chicoutimi Sagueneen is a savvy, creative, playmaking center who not only puts up points as an offensive catalyst but also plays a solid, committed game all over the ice. Maybe not a huge “wow” factor here, but the scouts who like him said he “plays the game the right way,” TSN's Bob McKenzie said in September.

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