NHL Mock Draft 2012: Washington Capitals Select Pontus Aberg With No. 16 Pick

With the 16th pick in SB Nation's 2012 NHL Mock Draft, our Washington Capitals delegation at Japers' Rink selects Pontus Aberg, a forward from Djurgardens IF in Allsvenskan.

Pontus Aberg, F, Djurgardens (Allsvenskan)

Japers' Rink explained the pick of Aberg, one of the top-ranked European skaters in the draft and the ninth ranked skater in the entire draft according to NHL Central Scouting. A small player, Aberg isn't overly physical but has a ton of skill, a heavy shot and dangerous speed.

Not knowing what the Caps' vision for the future is in terms of style of play, picking a conscientious, speedy forward who likes to shoot doesn't seem like a bad idea at all. And heck, you can never have too many Swedes...

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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