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NHL Draft 2017: With 6th round pick, Caps select 3rd defenseman of the day

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NHL Draft 2017: With 6th round pick, Caps select 3rd defenseman of the day

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. 

[RELATED: Caps stay on the blueline with 2nd pick of the day]

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: What does the future hold?

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: What does the future hold?

In this week's mailbag podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir answer several questions about the Caps' prospects and Hershey.

How does the future look on the farm? Plus, they talk about potential weaknesses, their biggest surprises and more!

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.

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Capitals Faceoff podcast: Barry Trotz has his work cut out for him

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Capitals Faceoff podcast: Barry Trotz has his work cut out for him

Barry Trotz is now the head coach of the New York Islanders, a team that missed the playoffs and just lost their franchise player. So how does next season look on Long Island?

In the long summer months, the Capitals Faceoff Podcast will take a look at some of the Caps' competition next season. In this episode, it's the New York Islanders. Brian Compton of NHL.com joins Rob Carlin and Tarik El-Bashir to talk about what Trotz brings to Long Island and what's left to work with.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.

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