2012 NHL Entry Draft: Washington Capitals To Pick 11th

ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 28: Washington Capitals Vice President and General Manager George McPhee speaks to members of the media at Kettler Iceplex on November 28, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. McPhee announced that Dale Hunter will become the new head coach of the Washington Capitals after Bruce Boudreau was fired. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Holding the rights to Colorado's first round selection, Tuesday's lottery landed the Washington Capitals the No. 11 pick in the 2012 NHL entry draft.

The Washington Capitals will have the 11th overall pick in the upcoming 2012 NHL entry draft after Tuesday night's lottery slotted the Colorado Avalanche at No. 11. The Caps hold the rights to the pick after trading goaltender Semyon Varlamov to Colorado this offseason in exchange for their first rounder . While the Avs did not move up or down in the projected order, Columbus did fall out of the top spot which went to the Edmonton Oilers for the third straight year.

Read more on the NHL Draft Lottery in SB Nation's StoryStream.

In addition to the 11th pick, the Caps still control the rights to their own first rounder. That slot will be determined after the playoffs, dependent upon how far they go in the postseason. The Caps also received a second round pick from Colorado in exchange from Varlamov.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Caps, visit Japers' Rink, SB Nation's Caps blog. For all your news and notes on the NHL draft and the playoffs, check out SB Nation's dedicated hockey hub.

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