The Washington Capitals selected German center Haakon Hänelt with the 151st pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Hanelt plays for Eisbären Berlin of the DEL, the highest level of play in professional German ice hockey.
Hänelt is the first German player the Capitals have drafted since Philipp Grubauer in 2010.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) July 24, 2021
Hänelt who just turned 18-years-old last month is a very interesting prospect that not a lot of scouts have a ton of film on and he has been rising in this class lately. That’s a prospect you want to take a flyer on in a draft like this.
He played last season against men in the DEL, recording one goal in 22 games.
Hanelt turned 18 last month, and he spent last season playing with and against men for the Berlin Polar Bears in the DEL. He is a left-handed shot, stands 6-0 and weighs in at 194.
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) July 24, 2021
He is a six-foot, 194-pound center that was the 56th ranked European skater by NHL Central Scouting.
The Washington Capitals have selected center Haakon Hanelt from Eisbaren Berlin in the Deutsche Eishockey League (DEL) with the 151st overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. pic.twitter.com/A0q6MGM0mH
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) July 24, 2021
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