With the No. 11 pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, the Washington Capitals have selected Filip Forsberg, a Right Wing from Leksand of the Swedish Elite League.
Born in Ostervala, Sweden, Forsberg was ranked first overall among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting. A member of the gold medal-winning Swedish team at the 2012 World Junior Championships, he projects as a big-bodied power forward able to crash the net and cause havoc for opposing defenses.
The main drawback that kept Forsberg out of the top picks this year was his commitment to play at least one more season in Sweden before coming to North America, forcing the team to wait for his contract to expire before he can be introduced to the North American game.