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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Capitals Select Garrett Haar 207th Overall

The Washington Capitals closed out their selections Saturday by drafting defenseman Garrett Haar with the 207th overall selection in this year's NHL Entry Draft.  Haar is from Huntington Beach, California, and spent last season playing for the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League.  He is listed by Fargo's website as 5-11, 188, and scored 7 goals and 16 assists in 51 games this year to go along with 38 penalty minutes.  He will play for Northeastern University next year.
This again is exactly the kind of player that you can expect George McPhee to draft late: he seems to have few holes in his game, he moves the puck, and fills out a position of relative need within the organization.  He's not particularly big, but his high PIMs indicate a little pepper and his scoring numbers are solid for a defenseman.  A fine way to close out 2011.

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