In the span of about 60 minutes, the Caps have drafted three young defensemen. 

After taking European blueliners with their 4th and 5th round picks, Washington took American defenseman Benton Maass with the 182nd overall pick. 

Maass (6'1, 185) comes from Elk River, Minnesota, where he played at Elk River High School. While both of the Caps' previous picks today were lefties, Maass is right-handed. 

NHL.com ranks him as the 159th best player in the draft. 

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