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.”
Very good. My wife and I really liked what we saw of this young man. He could realy be a steal in the draft of 2008.
It’s refreshing to see the comments by one of our Russian prospects, especially one with a more than functional ability in English. Hopefully he’ll be in the system for a long time, and we get to hear more about adjusting to life in North America.
Thanks for covering our site! We expect an update for Dmitry’s blog within the next couple of days.
BTW – we are currently in discussions with another player from the Caps about writing his blog on our site. It will be a huge surprise! (for everyone!)
Looking forward to it Dan!
Here we go! http://www.icedaily.com/blog/39/Roy_stresses_
BUT.. The surprise is still in the works! 😉