Washington Capitals Draft Martin Fehervary and Kody Clark with Back-To-Back Second Round Picks
With the 46th and 47th picks of the second round the Washington Capitals drafted defensemen Martin Fehervary and right winger Kody Clark. Washington obtained the 46th overall pick from the New Jersey Devils in the Marcus Johansson trade, and got the 47th overall pick from the Colorado Avalanche with the Philip Grubauer trade.
With the 46th overall pick the Capitals drafted Martin Fehervary; a defensemen from Slovakia. Fehervary played last season in the Swedish Elite League HV71. HV71 has produced star players such as William Karlsson, Kevin Fialia, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Lias Anderson. Fehervary moves to Malmo Sweden in 2014 to play junior hockey in Malmo for the same junior team that Andre Burakovsky played for.
Fehervary is a big body defensemen who is compared to a Brooks Orpik style of defense. He isn’t known to put up many points, but is a great shot blocker and can hit as well. For being a big defensemen scouts say he is fast for his size, but needs improvement on his offense. Fehervary is also the sixth youngest player to ever play in the SHL.
with the 47th overall pick the Capitals drafted Kody Clark. If that name sounds familiar his father Wendel Clark was a enforcer for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Clark is a power-forward who recently played in the OHL for the Ottawa 67’s. Clark produced 39 points in 56 games last season for the 67’s.
Clark is compared to Tom Wilson with his style of play. Clark will continue to play for the 67’s next season and is 2-3 years away from making his Capitals debut. Below are highlights of the two prospects taken in the second round.