Orlov Signs His Contract

In a release, the Washington Capitals announced that Russian defenseman Dmitry Orlov has signed a six-year, 30.6 million dollar deal.

Orlov solidified his role as one of the top #3 defenseman on the team. The 25-year-old has played in 283 regular season games with the Caps and has recorded 20 goals and 73 assists. He has been an astounding +38 since joining the Capitals full-time during the 2015-2016 season.

Orlov joined Washington’s AHL-affiliate, the Hershey Bears, in 2010-2011 after completing his fourth season with Novokuznetsk Metallurg in the KHL. Originally drafted by the Capitals in the 2nd round (# 55 overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Orlov has also appeared in 24 playoff games for the Capitals, recording four assists.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie took to Twitter to break down the contract.

As JJ Regan of CSN explains via Twitter, Orlov’s prior negotiations probably played a big part in him signing quickly.

However you look at it, the contract definitely shows that the Caps have locked up their Russian defenseman for the foreseeable future.

Orlov took to social media mid-day on Friday and thanked the Capitals and Caps Nation.

By Julie Beidler

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