ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Connor McMichael in his NHL exhibition debut made a no-look pass to set up a goal that junior coach Dale Hunter knows was no accident.
"He knew that guy had an empty net backdoor," Hunter said. "You can't teach that. That's a feeling of the game."
McMichael's feel for the game made him the Washington Capitals' first-round draft pick in June. Combine that with Evgeny Kunzetsov's suspension and the door could be wide open for the youngest player in training camp to earn a spot on the opening night roster.