Report: Karl Alzner is Heading to Montreal


The “summer of change” for the Capitals has now reached its climax with free agency beginning today. According to TSN and Tweeted by Aaron Ward, defenseman Karl Alzner has signed with the Montreal Canadiens. The deal is worth five years at $22.5 million, roughly $4.5 million per season. 


Alzner was drafted by the Capitals as the fifth overall pick in 2007. He spent all nine of his seasons in Washington and played in as many as 500 consecutive games. That streak was snapped this past postseason with an upper body injury.

The veteran, shutdown defenseman scored 19 goals and 98 assists in 591 regular season games with the Capitals. Alzner will make his return to DC as a member of the opposition on Oct. 7 when the Capitals host the Canadiens for their home opener.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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6 Responses to Report: Karl Alzner is Heading to Montreal

  1. Tj says:

    Great player hate to see him go but time gor some youth.


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