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Andrew Cristall, Capitals’ 2nd-Rounder, Headed Back To Juniors



(Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)

Andrew Cristall, the Washington Capitals’ second-round pick in the 2023 draft, has been loaned to the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets, the Capitals announced Friday.

Cristall, who signed an entry-level contract with the Capitals in July, returns to Kelowna after posting a team-high 95 points — 39 goals, 56 assists — a season ago.

The 18-year-old Cristall played in Thursday’s Capitals preseason game against the Red Wings, assisting on a third period goal by Rasmus Sandin.

The Capitals’ preseason roster now stands at 50 players.

Jared Serre covers the Washington Capitals for Washington Hockey Now. He is a graduate of West Virginia University.