The Washington Capitals selected Hendrix Lapierre with the 22nd overall selection in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. NBCSN called it the “most interesting pick” in the first round. Lapierre plays for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens of the QMJHL and was the offensive rookie of the year during 2018-19 season.
The Capitals dealt their 24th overall pick and their 80th overall pick to Calgary to select the Canadian center at 22. Lapierre slipped down the draft board due to serious injury concerns.
Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan announced the pick virtually from MedStar Capitals Iceplex.