Connor McMichael’s playmaking ability impresses Capitals: ‘His offensive reads and feel for the game [are] very strong’
On Thursday, the Washington Capitals made their first round of cuts from Training Camp. The Capitals’ first round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft (25th overall), Connor McMichael, was one of the players cut, despite impressing the organization with his play.
“I liked him a lot [in Sunday’s] inter-squad game, made a couple really good plays,” head coach Todd Reirden said to the AP’s Stephen Whyno. “For him, it’s about the maturity and whether the right decision is for him to continue to stay here or [keep] going with his junior career and continue to build on what he did last year. All those type of things go into the equation of when to let those guys go back and play or continue to keep them here and an opportunity to stay here.”