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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 $774,000 AAV.
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