Capitals Sign Marcus Johansson to Three-Year Deal

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The Washington Capitals re-signed Marcus Johansson to a three-year, $13.75 million contract this morning. The deal came just minutes before Johansson’s scheduled arbitration hearing.

Johansson will make $4.25 million this upcoming season and $4.75 million during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

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The Capitals are now $3,454,874 under salary cap, and will look to sign Dmitry Orlov with the remaining money. Look for a signing to occur relatively quickly.

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From Capitals Media Release:
Johansson, 25, registered 46 points (17 goals, 29 assists) in 74 games with the Capitals last season. The 6’1”, 209-pound forward set career highs in plus/minus (+12) and game-winning goals (7) in 2015-16 and tied his career high in power-play goals (6). He ranked tied for 11th in the NHL and second on the team in game-winning goals. In addition, Johansson ranked third among Capitals skaters in power-play goals, fifth in assists and sixth in points. He earned his second career three-assist game on April 5 against the NY Islanders and recorded his sixth career multi-goal game on April 7 against Pittsburgh, becoming the first Capitals player to post a three-assist game and a multi-goal game consecutively since Nicklas Backstrom in 2009-10. Johansson has earned 232 points (78 goals, 154 assists) in 419 career NHL games with the Capitals. He was drafted by Washington in the first round, 24th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft and ranks fifth among players drafted in 2009 in points (232) and assists (154).

The Landskrona, Sweden, native has represented Sweden in the Olympics once (2014) and the World Junior Championship twice (2009, 2010), winning a medal at each tournament. Johansson won a silver medal with Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, won a bronze medal and served as captain for Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championship and captured a silver medal with Sweden at the 2009 World Junior Championship.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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