NHL Mock Draft 2012: Washington Capitals Select Zemgus Girgensons With No. 11 Pick

With the 11th pick in SB Nation's 2012 NHL Mock Draft, our Washington Capitals delegation at Japers' Rink selects Zemgus Girgensons, a center from the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League.

Zemgus Girgensons, C, Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)

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Photo Credit: Dubuque Fighting Saints

Japers' Rink explains the pick:

Girgensons isn't the sexiest pick ever, but he's got good size and appears to have a good mix of skill and grit, offensive ability and defensive responsibility, and, of course, plays a position of need. The Caps haven't been afraid to draft out of the USHL in recent years (though with just one big win and limited success overall); if this was our pick, we might look to that League again and at Zemgus Girgensons.

Next on the clock are the Buffalo Sabres via our delegation at Die By The Blade.

Follow along with our 2012 NHL Mock Draft in this StoryStream. Stick with SBNation.com and our network of hockey blogs for full coverage of the 2012 NHL draft.

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