Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Capitals re-assign 2015 second-rounder Siegenthaler from Zurich to AHL

2015 NHL Draft - Portraits

SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 27: Jonas Siegenthaler poses after being selected 57th overall by the Washington Capitals during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 27, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Getty Images

The Washington Capitals re-assigned defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler from Zurich in the Swiss league to the AHL on Monday.

Siegenthaler takes the next step to the big time as a second-rounder (57th pick) from 2015.

He actually managed to get a little bit of AHL experience last season, generating an assist in six games. In 28 games so far in 2016-17, Siegenthaler had a goal and six assists for seven points.

From the sound of his Hockey’s Future “talent analysis,” the 19-year-old defenseman boasts the sort of skills that could translate very well to the modern style:

Siegenthaler plays the game of a defensive defenseman. He has soft hands, handles the puck with care and keeps his plays simple. The good-sized Siegenthaler is a smooth skater with tremendous mobility. He makes soft passes, but lacks strength in them and needs to work on his timing for longer stretch passes. The missing power also hurts his shooting abilities and gives him only limited offensive upside.