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Tomas Kundratek is considered the ninth best prospect in the Capitals system (Hockey Prospectus)
Caps fans may not see the present of their favorite organization during the 2012-13 season. But they can see the future.
Currently playing for the Hershey Bears are four of the Top 10 Prospects in the Capital organization, according to Hockey Prospectus.
Among these four are Stanislav Galiev (third best prospect), Cameron Schilling (eighth best) and Tomas Kundratek (ninth best).
Forward Stanislav Galiev was drafted 86th overall by the Washington Capitals in the third round of the 2012 NHL Draft. He has spent this season bouncing between the Hershey Bears and the Reading Royals of the ECHL. In 13 games played with the Hershey Bears, Galiev has one assist, eight penalty minutes and a minus-two rating.
Defender Cameron Schilling was signed by the Washington Capitals in March 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami (Ohio). Schilling finished the 2011-12 AHL season with the Hershey Bears, playing in seven total games. Four of those seven games came during the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs, where Schilling scored two goals.
For the 2012-13 season, Schilling is back with the Hershey Bears. In 31 games this season, Schilling has three goals and seven points, with a plus-minus rating of six and 31 penalty minutes.
And finally, defender Tomas Kundratek was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in 2008, who then traded him to the Washington Capitals in 2011. Kundratek played five games for the Washington Capitals during the 2011-12 season, in his first NHL call-up. The native of the Czech Republic is now with the Hershey Bears, where in 32 games he has nine goals and 18 points, to go with 18 penalty minuets and a plus-minus rating of -10.
Capitals fans who can't wait to see these future stars in NHL action can travel to Hershey to see them play.