Much attention goes to the top selection in each year’s NHL draft, but rarely do late picks get recognition. There are several reasons for this, including less talent and minimal production through their hockey career or their physical limits. One player who fits this mold is Washington Capitals forward prospect, Travis Boyd. Boyd, 19, was selected by Washington in the 2011 NHL entry draft with the 177th overall pick and currently plays for the Minnesota Gophers of the WCHA (Western Collegiate Hockey Association). The 19 year old collegiate center is set to begin his season with the Gophers, looking to increase his offensive production following a nine point season last year in Minnesota.