Capitals Sign Defenseman Tobias Geisser to Entry-Level Contract

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The Washington Capitals signed defenseman Tobias Geisser to a three-year entry-level contract on Thursday. His contract kicks in at the start of next season. His cap hit will be $867K. 

The Capitals selected Geisser, 19, in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Draft with the 120th overall pick, their first pick of the draft.

He tallied two goals and six points with EV Zug in the Swiss league this season. Geisser also represented Switzerland in the 2018 World Junior Championships, playing in five games. He was also named a top-three player on Switzerland during the tournament.

Geisser, a native of Stans, Switzerland, was ranked 30th overall among European players by the NHL Central Scouting before last summer’s draft. He appeared in the IIHF World Under 18 Championships.

Last year’s draft marked the third straight year the Capitals selected a Swiss prospect in the draft. Washington selected defenseman Jonas Seigenthaler in the second round of the 2015 NHL Draft and forward Damien Riat in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.

He is expected to be at the Capitals’ Development Camp in the last week of June.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was seeing T.J. Oshie's hat-trick​ during Game 1 of the Caps' second round playoff series against Pittsburgh in 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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