The Capitals have announced that they have signed Slovakian defenseman Martin Fehervary to an entry-level contract. Fehervary was drafted in the second round of the 2018 entry draft and attended development camp last week.
Fehervary is six-feet, two-inches tall and weighs 194 pounds. He scored one goal and six assists for Allsvenskan’s IK Oskarshamn club last season. In 2018-19, Fehervary is expected to play for HV71 in Jönköping this season.
Grading the Caps’ draft, RMNB’s Chris Cerullo was mixed on the pick:
…the Caps picked up a defenseman that already has a lot of experience playing against men, both in the SHL and at the World Championships with Slovakia. He’s a mobile defenseman in the same mold as Michal Kempny, who he mentioned idolizing at his after-draft press conference. Like Kempny, you’re probably not going to get much offense from him, although both have pretty great shots. For me personally, I didn’t think he had the offensive chops to match up with someone like [Calen] Addison or the defensive chops to match up with someone like Adam Ginning, another player taken after Fehervary.
From the Caps:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 1, 2018
Capitals Sign Martin Fehervary
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Martin Fehervary to a three-year entry-level contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
The Capitals selected Fehervary in the second round, 46th-overall, in the 2018 NHL Draft.
Fehervary, 18, was ranked sixth overall among European defensemen by NHL Central Scouting. The 6’2”, 194-pound defenseman registered seven points (1g, 6 assists) in 42 games with IK Oskarshamn in HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE-2) last season. The Bratislava, Slovakia, native also participated in one game for HV71 in the Swedish Hockey League. Additionally, in the 2016-17 season, Fehervary played in 32 games for the Malmo Redhawks U-20 team in the SuperElit League in Sweden, recording four goals and five assists, the most goals by a defenseman in the SuperElite League that season. Fehervary has represented Slovakia in the Under-20 World Junior Championship in each of the last two years and was named a top-3 player on his team in 2017.
Fehervary is expected to report to HV71 for the 2018-19 season.
It’s not often a prospect gets signed during development camp… but it’s not often you come across a player like Martin Fehervary.
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) July 1, 2018
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