The 2012 NHL Entry Draft is coming to a close, as teams have spent Saturday morning burning through picks in rounds two through five. Two rounds remain in this year's draft, and the Washington Capitals have just made their fifth selection of the day, the 167th overall pick. The choice, via Mike Vogel of washingtoncaps.com:
#Caps choose forward Riley Barber at 167, another kid from the US DTP. Headed for Miami (Ohio) U.— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) June 23, 2012
Barber is the fourth player from the U.S. Under-18 Development squad to be chosen by Washington in this years draft, joining Thomas Di Pauli, Austin Wuthrich and Connor Carrick.
Barber's father Don was drafted in 1983 by Edmonton and went on to play in the NHL for Minnesota, Winnipeg, Quebec and San Jose during a three year career. Barber is a native of Washington, Pennsylvania, and was born in Pittsburgh.