Report: Capitals Sign Axel Jonsson-Fjällby

According to CapFriendly, The Washington Capitals have signed Axel Jonsson-Fjallby to a three-year Entry Level contract. 

The salary cap website reports that the contract is for three years at $860,000 average annual value (AAV). The contract begins next season.

Jonsson-Fjallby, the Capitals fifth round of the 2016 draft (#147), recently finished the season with Djurgården’s SHL team, where he scored seven goals and nine assists in 42 games this season.

At the conclusion of the SHL season, he then joined Team Sweden. However, after a defeat on Sunday he was dropped from the squad with three other players.

The Capitals confirmed the signing via media release later Wednesday morning:

The Washington Capitals have signed forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby to a three-year entry-level contract beginning in the 2018-19 season, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Jonsson-Fjallby’s contract will carry an average annual value of $860,000.

Jonsson-Fjallby, 20, recorded 16 points (7g, 9a) in 42 regular season games and eight points (6g, 2a) in 11 playoff games with Djurgårdens IF in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) this season. The Stockholm, Sweden native also led Sweden to a silver medal in the 2018 U-20 World Junior Championship, earning four points (2g, 2a) in seven games.

The Capitals selected Jonsson-Fjallby in the fifth round, 147th-overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Jonsson-Fjallby was ranked 92nd overall among international skaters by NHL Central Scouting. The 6’0”, 170-pound forward made his SHL debut in 2016-17 and recorded one assist in 24 games with Djurgårdens IF.Jonsson-Fjallby also registered 37 points (17g, 20a) in 32 games with Djurgårdens IF’s U-20 affiliate in the 2016-17 season. Jonsson-Fjallby represented Sweden in seven games between Sweden’s U19 and U20 teams and recorded one goal during the 2016-17 season.

Prior to the 2016 NHL Draft, Jonsson-Fjallby registered 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists) in 39 games with Djurgarden (Sweden-Jr.) in 2015-16. Additionally, he earned four points (two goals, two assists) in seven games with Sweden at the 2016 U18 World Championship. Jonsson-Fjallby is one of six Swedish players drafted by Washington since the 2012 NHL Draft.

Jonsson-Fjallby is scheduled to attend the 2018 Capitals Development Camp.

More on Jonsson-Fjallby

Capitals draft Axel Jonson-Fjallby is Opening Eyes at World Junior Championship
Capitals Prospect Axel Jonson-Fjallby scores two goals for Djurgarden.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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13 Responses to Report: Capitals Sign Axel Jonsson-Fjällby

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  2. From what I hear, scouts love his IQ & skill set but there’s not much to say about it until he’s up here and playing…certainly not a given anytime soon…


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