The Washington Capitals are proud to select, from the Val d'Or Foreurs, Nicholas Aube-Kubel. We feel like Aube-Kubel was a huge part of the Q playoffs as well as their run at the Memorial Cup. We feel like he will grow with the departure of Mantha being more relied on.
Columbus Blue Jackets are proud to select from Gatineau in the QMJHL Vaclav Karabacek. We feel as his hard working North-South style of play will fit well with the team in the futur as well as his skills and playmaking ability.
We have no idea how he managed to slip this far down the draft but we will gladly take him. He was a projected first round pick and we think his potential upside is huge. He is a smooth skating defenseman who is solid in the defensive end. A potential back end of Hedman, Glover and Dougherty is looking amazing.
19th Overall: RW, David Pastrnak 28th Overall: D, Jack Dougherty 50th Overall: D, Jack Glover