Washington Capitals News

The Capitals re-signed Michal Kempny to a four-year deal worth $10M ($2.5M AAV)

Kempny was acquired from the Blackhawks mid-season in 2018. Kempny had seven points (1G / 6A) in 31 games with Chicago and three points (2G / 1A) in 22 games with Washington—10 points (3G / 7A) in 53 games overall. Kempny is a solid second/third-paring defenseman, who will be with the Capitals through the 2022 season.

Source: Dan Clark 06/30/18, 8:31 am EST

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The Capitals have agreed to terms with John Carlson on an eight-year contract extension worth $64.0M ($8.0M AAV).

Carlson had a season to remember, leading all defensemen in points (68) and winning the Stanley Cup in a contract year. Re-signing Carlson looked like it might be difficult for the Capitals, but they traded Philipp Grubauer and Brooks Orpik to the Avalanche on Friday, clearing some cap-space to sign their No.1 blueliner. Carlson ties Brent Burns with the second-highest cap-hit among NHL defensemen at $8.0 million.

Source: Bob McKenzie 06/24/18, 6:44 pm EST

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Holtby will start Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Holtby allowed five goals on 33 shots in the Capitals loss in Game 1. Holtby has battled some rebound issues over his last few outings and he will need to bounce-back in a big way in Game 2. The Golden Knights are 2-1 while averaging 2.67 goals for per game in their three game 2’s.

Source: Dan Rosen 05/30/18, 4:20 pm EST

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