The first crop of draft selections to join the team post-European seasons is in the house today.
It was announced that forward Kevin Elgestal and defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler arrived in town last night, and are downstairs as we write this preparing for their first practice with the Bears.
For Elgestal, it is his first practice this season, but not first overall. The Gothenburg, Switzerland native signed an ATO last season but did not appear in any games. He did take warmups in two separate contests.
Siegenthaler is undoubtedly going to catch the eye of Capitals faithful. The big blueliner was ranked 12th overall among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting.
Elgestal will wear #24 and Siegenthaler gets #25 with the Bears.