After moving up into the third round to take Aliaksei Protas, the Capitals moved some more picks to jump up into the fifth round at #153 overall. There with their probable final selection, they picked up Czech born defenseman Martin Hugo Has.
They sent their seventh round selection this year (#211 overall) and their seventh round pick in next year’s draft to the San Jose Sharks and got this pick in return.
The Washington Capitals have traded their 211th pick in 2019 and their 7th round pick in 2020 to the San Jose Sharks for the 153rd pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and have selected Martin Has from Prague, CZE! #ALLCAPS | #CapsDraft pic.twitter.com/abX3ARVgBp
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 22, 2019
Has is a big body on the blueline at six-foot-four-inches and 187 pounds and moved from his native Czech Republic in 2017 and has been playing in Finland ever since. The majority of his most recent season came with Tappara’s U20 team in the Jr. A SM-liiga where he recorded 16 points in 37 games.
Martin Has played his youth hockey at the same rink where Jakub Vrana played, and where V brought Cup last summer. Has also played for ex-Cap Yogi Svejkovsky in Van as a youth, accounting for his excellent English.
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) June 22, 2019
The Czech defenseman came into the draft ranked as Central Scouting’s #38 overall European skater and is slated to play this next season for the Tappara senior team in Liiga, the top Finnish league.
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