We chatted with Washington Capitals’ draft pick Dmitry Kugryshev (2008, 2nd round) back in September — he had some fun with his answers and clearly enjoyed the interview.
Now Kugryshev has a blog of his own; check it out here, and read on for an excerpt about his time in Washington D.C.
“At 18 – I was drafted, as some of you know. Expected to go in the 3 round. And to my surprise ended up being picked in the 2nd. Of course, never did I imagine that Washington would pick me. I was extremely happy – to be picked at all, and to be picked by them. There are a lot of Russians on the team, and the team itself is really good. Went there for the training camp. Loved everything: the City, the Team. Honestly, everything was awesome.
“First night there, we went out to dinner, where I joined Ovechkin, his parents, Semin, [and] Fedorov. In the past, I could not even dream of something like that – sitting at the table with stars of that caliber. The guys ended up being completely normal, without any ‘I am a Star’ attitudes. None whatsoever.”