Beck Malenstyn on the Capitals’ big three prospects: Connor McMichael, Hendrix Lapierre, and Vincent Iorio
HERSHEY, PA — Beck Malenstyn, a Capitals’ fifth-round pick in 2016, has spent parts of three of the last four seasons in the NHL.
A frequent injury recall from Hershey, Malenstyn has been in the Capitals’ system since 2018 and is a defensively-responsible, checking line forward with the Bears. His hard work and dedication to the game have earned him opportunities throughout his career. Beck has a nose for the net and has shown off some offensive upside in Washington too, posting two points (1g, 1a) in five games this season.
In some ways, Malenstyn is the opposite of Hershey Bears teammates’ and the Capitals’ top prospects: Connor McMichael, Hendrix Lapierre, and Vincent Iorio. All three players are dripping with skill, were the Caps’ top overall picks in their respective drafts, and have made appearances for the Capitals in their rookie seasons. All three are being groomed for the NHL and will likely have every opportunity to succeed.
With those clear contrasts, I thought Beck would be the perfect guy to ask what he sees in these three prospects and what is most valuable about them.
“I think across the board, they’re three very different players, but all have a ton of skill.
By Ian Oland 3 weeks ago