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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Capitals Select Travis Boyd 177th Overall

The Washington Capitals have drafted center Travis Boyd with the 177th overall selection in this year's NHL Entry Draft.  Boyd is from Hopkins, Minnesota, and has spent the last two seasons playing for the United States' Development Program.  He is listed by HockeyDB as 5-10, 185, and scored five goals to go along with 13 assists in 24 games this year to go along with 18 penalty minutes.
Boyd is the type of player I expected DC to take at this point in the draft; he is a player with a little offensive punch and possesses some good skill but can also be a solid two-way player. He appears to have some penalty-killing potential as well.  Boyd will play for the University of Minnesota next year.

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