Capitals Make Contract Offer to Michal Kempny

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Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has been quite busy over the last 48 hours or so, with the 2018 NHL Entry Draft taking up his time the last two days and a plethora of free agents to make decisions with. Among them is trade deadline acquisition, defenseman Michal Kempny, who is a pending unrestricted free agent. The Caps (and Kempny himself) expressed interest in a reunion, and those wishes may have gotten a bit closer to becoming a reality.Per The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan, the Capitals have offered the 27-year old left-handed defenseman a contract, though there remains things that need to be worked out. Acquired by the Caps from the Chicago Blackhawks prior to the trade deadline, Kempny turned out to be one of the most important players to the Capitals’ run to their first Stanley Cup Championship, recording three points (two goals, one assist) in 22 games played with the team, cementing himself in the team’s Top 4 alongside fellow unrestricted free agent blueliner John Carlson, and playing in all of Washington’s 24 playoff games (recording five points) while averaging 17:42 of ice time a night.

The Capitals are also continuing discussions with Carlson’s agent Rick Curran, and accoding to MacLellan, hope to get a deal done within the next 24 hours.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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4 Responses to Capitals Make Contract Offer to Michal Kempny

  1. J says:

    Really would be able to R E L A X.. if in a few hours Carlson&Kempny both return signed, done deals. Atleast Carlson today the biggest fish.

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