RPI defenseman Pat Koudys has been selected by the Washington Capitals in the fifth round of the NHL draft on Saturday.
Koudys, who completed his freshman year, was the 147th overall selection in the draft. In the final NHL Central Scouting Bureau ranking, the 18-year-old Koudys was rated 76th among North American skaters. Thar was down five spots from the mid-term ranking.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Koudys had a goal and two assists with a plus/minus defensive ranking of minus-1 in 31 games for the Engineers last season. He scored his goal in a 6-2 win at Brown Dec. 4.
Also, RPI goalie recruit and Winnipeg native Jason Kasdorf was picked by his hometown Jets in the sixth round. Kasdorf, the 157th overall pick, could be coming to RPI either this fall, or next fall. The departure of Allen York after his junior season left RPI with Bryce Merriam and Jeremy Coupal in goal.
Kasdorf posted a 24-10 record with a 2.53 goals-against average for the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. He had a .912 save percentage and two shutouts.
Kasdorf stock rose in the Central Scouting Bureau ranking. He finished 10th among North American goalies after being 21st in the mid-term ranking.