The 5 Smartest Draft Picks in Washington Capitals History

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The 5 Smartest Draft Picks in Washington Capitals History
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The NHL Draft is an inexact science. The Washington Capitals can attest to this. 

If you don't believe me, check out the Capitals' five biggest draft busts. Some of those picks seemed like a sure thing at the time. 

But not all picks are busts. The Capitals themselves have made some wise decisions during the NHL Draft. 

Here now are the five smartest draft picks in Washington Capitals history. Each player is listed with the year, round and number of his draft selection, along with his statistics while playing for Washington and throughout his NHL career. 

 

Note: All statistics updated through Nov. 24 courtesy of Hockey-Reference.com unless noted otherwise. 

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