Washington Capitals sign Dmitry Kugryshev (Photo © Steve Deschênes, Le Soleil)
The Washington Capitals of the NHL signed Russian winger Dmitry Kugryshev to an entry level rookie contract. He has been drafted by the Capitals during the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, with the 58th overall pick.
Kugryshev, who turned 20 in January, has spent the latest two seasons with the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, scoring respectively 74 and 81 points. The Moscow, Russia, native won a gold medal with Team Russia U18 back in 2007, with a silver and bronze medal at the WJC stage. He has been included in this year’s WJC long roster, but he has been cut during the preparation camp.
Kugryshev also skated with the Capitals in the training camp on September and during other rookie camps.