Caps pick Czech Republic winger for 1st round NHL draft pick

Czech Republic\'s Jakub Vrana was chosen as the Caps\' first pick in the first round of the NHL draft Friday (Photo courtesy of Anders Henrikson/Flickr)

WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals selected Czech Republic winger Jakub Vrana for their first pick Friday night during the National Hockey League Draft at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Read more about Vrana and draft coverage here at PennLive.com.

The Caps had the No. 13 pick in the first round.

According to the report, it marked the seventh straight year the Caps chose a European player for their first pick. Vrana, 18, has played the last two seasons in Sweden for Linkoping, and led the Czech Republic’s World Junior Championship under- 18 team with eight goals in 10 games.

Check out some of Vrana’s highlights below:

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