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)
Photo Credit: Dubuque Fighting Saints
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.