The Washington Capitals have had a lot of success in developing impact players through the draft in recent years, and though George McPhee hasn't had the luxury of picking early very often over the past six seasons, the team's pipeline is ripe with valuable prospects.
Today's Caps feature homegrown talents such as Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, Braden Holtby, Karl Alzner, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson and even 2012 first-rounder Tom Wilson, so needless to say, Washington's scouting staff has certainly earned its keep for the past decade.
Now, despite having dealt former No. 11 overall selection Filip Forsberg to Nashville in return for veteran playmaker Martin Erat last spring, there are still a handful of promising young talents who will head to D.C. before long.
Here's a look at when to expect the arrivals of the Caps' top prospects in Washington.