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Capitals first-round preview

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The Washington Capitals hold the 25th pick in the 2019 NHL entry draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada.

The Capitals have an abundance of defenseman and goaltending prospects, but they are lacking young and talented forwards. Expect the Capitals to bolster their forward depth in this upcoming draft .

Here are some players you should look for the Capitals to select:

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Nick Robertson, LW

Robertson’s size (5-9, 162) wasn’t a problem for the Peterborough Petes in the OHL where he scored 27 goals and 55 points this past year. Despite his size, Robertson is an elite puck handler, super quick and has an impressive shot. He is likely to be the youngest player in the 2019 NHL entry draft and a growth spurt could be coming.

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Bobby Brink, RW

Brink is a skilled offensive player and has shown he has a ton of high-end ability. The Minnesotan’s hockey IQ could be among the best in the draft. He thinks the game a step ahead of his competition. Adding to his impressive skill set, Brink has amazing hands and vision but needs to work on his skating. He will begin his freshman campaign at the University of Denver this upcoming fall.

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Arthur Kaliyev, LW

Kaliyev is a pure offensive threat with potentially the best shot in the draft and has improved his playmaking ability. He could possibly be the second best goal scorer in this draft behind Cole Caulfield. He has the potential to be a top 5 pick but was knocked down due to concern of inconsistent effort.

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