Capitals Sign Juuso Ikonen to a Two-Year, Two-Way Deal

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The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday afternoon the signing of prospect forward Juuso Ikonen to a two-year, two-way contract. This deal will be effective beginning in the 2018-19 season and with an average annual value of $925,000. This is their second prospect signing of the day as the team agreed to terms with Axel Jonsson-Fjallby this morning

FROM THE CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE
The Washington Capitals have signed forward Juuso Ikonen to a two-year, two-way contract beginning in the 2018-19 season, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Ikonen’s contract will carry an average annual value of $925,000.

The Espoo, Finland, native recorded 26 points (12g, 14a) in 49 regular season games and five points (3g, 2a) in eight playoff games with Brynäs IF in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) this season. The 5’9″, 172-pound forward also appeared in eight games for Finland in international competition this season and recorded three points (1g, 2a).

Ikonen, 23, finished with 11 points (3g, 8a) in 36 games with Djurgårdens IF and Brynäs IF in the SHL in the 2016-17 season. Additionally, Ikonen recorded 12 points (7g, 5a) in 20 playoff games with Brynäs IF en route to winning the SHL Silver Medal.

Ikonen was a member Finland’s 2014 World Junior Championship team, recording three points (1g, 2a) in Finland’s gold medal effort.

Ikonen’s brother, Joni, was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round, 58th overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Ikonen is scheduled to attend the 2018 Capitals Training Camp.

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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One Response to Capitals Sign Juuso Ikonen to a Two-Year, Two-Way Deal

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