Latest Updates on Washington Capitals' Top Prospects

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Latest Updates on Washington Capitals' Top Prospects
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For nearly a decade, the Washington Capitals have enjoyed an embarrassment of riches as far as prospects go. 

Starting with the selections of first-rounders Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green in 2004, George McPhee and his coaching staff have built a consistent postseason contender through the draft, which is a big reason why the team's earned playoff berths in each of the last six seasons. 

Now, with former draftees like Ovechkin, Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Karl Alzner, Braden Holtby, John Carlson and Marcus Johansson all thriving in leading roles in D.C., the Capitals will soon look to even younger talents to begin contributing at the NHL level. 

Some, like Tom Wilson, are already doing so, while many others remain either in Europe, college or the junior ranks developing. Regardless of their current locations, here's a look at what a handful of the Capitals' top prospects have been up to lately. 

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