Capitals Re-sign Christian Djoos

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Christian Djoos to a two-year, $1.3 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Djoos’ contract is two-way during the 2017-18 season and one-way during the 2018-19 season, at $650,000 per season. Djoos will earn $70,000 for the 2017-2018 season at the AHL (Bears) level. Djoos was a pending restricted free agent.

Djoos is expected to be a prime candidate for replacing Nate Schmidt, who was selected by the Vegas Knights in the recent NHL Expansion Draft. He will battle with Madison Bowey and other prospects this summer to make the team.

Djoos, the 22-year-old 2nd year defenseman out of Gothenberg, Sweden, was named the winner of the Dan Sernoffsky Award for the most improved player this year in Hershey. (presented by NoVa Caps Julie Beidler)

Djoos won the CCM/AHL Player of the Month award this past March. Here is a highlight package prepared for his play.

You can read our latest interview with Christian here.

Djoos, 22, registered 58 points (13g, 45a) in 66 games with the Hershey Bears (AHL) last season, recording career highs in points, goals, assists and games played. The 6’0”, 164-pound defenseman ranked tied for first among AHL defensemen in assists in 2016-17 and ranked third in points. In addition, Djoos ranked second among Bears skaters in assists, third in points and tied for seventh in goals last season.

Related articles:
Christian Djoos: Next Defenseman Up
Christian Djoos Earns Most Improved Player at End of Season Awards
Djoos Honored as CCM/AHL Player of the Month
Meet the Prospects – Djoos is Loose (and out of the cage)


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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4 Responses to Capitals Re-sign Christian Djoos

  1. Greg Schmidt says:

    There’s no way an AHL D-man becomes a top 4 D-man. It just doesn’t happen. You’re basically saying he’s as good as Orlov, Carlson, or Nisk right now, and better than Oripk. If true, why wasn’t he here last season?

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      That’s not really what is being said. The expansion draft weakens all teams. That’s the nature of expansion. The next viable option, considering salary cap constraints, is an AHL D-man.

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