The Washington Capitals have seen enough from another Swedish first round draft pick. Just likethey did Nicklas Backstrom a few seasons ago. 2009 first round draft pick Marcus Johansson has cracked the 2010/11 Washington Capitals roster. Another forward to make the club was former Hershey Bear and training camp invitee Matt Hendricks.
Hendricks played for HC Bruce Boudreau with the Hershey Bears in 2006/07. He played for the Colorado Avalanche last season.
F Andrew Gordon, F Mathieu Perreault, and F Jay Beagle have been assigned to the AHL Hershey Bears. Gordon must clear waivers.
Your 2010/11 Washington Capitals:
Forwards: Nicklas Backstrom, Matt Bradley, Jason Chimera, Eric Fehr, Tomas Fleischmann, Boyd Gordon, Matt Hendricks, Marcus Johansson, DJ King, Mike Knuble, Brooks Laich, Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, and David Steckel
Defensemen: Karl Alzner, John Carlson, John Erskine, Mike Green, Tom Poti, Jeff Schultz, and Tyler Sloan
Goalies: Michael Neuvirth and Semyon Varlamov