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.
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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.
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