Michal Kempny is Receiving Plenty of Interest from Other Teams Besides the Capitals

The Capitals began the current free agency frenzy by signing their top priority on Sunday. John Carlson and the Capitals agreed to an eight year, $64 Million dollar deal Sunday evening. The next priority on the list is Michal Kempny, who is an unrestricted free agent, then Tom Wilson, who is a restricted free agent. 

Kempny, who was a trade deadline acquisition for the Capitals, was key in solidifying the Capitals defense down the home stretch, ultimately helping the team hoist the cup in early June. That success has led to high-demand for the defenseman.

Kempny made $900,000 last season, but is assureadly going to see a significant bump during this free agency period.

Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan has publicly stated that Kempny is a high priorty for the Capitals. Kempny has also stated he would like to stay in DC. It will be interesting to see how much his run with the Capitals will ultimately earn him.

In other free agency news, the Capitals have decided not to tender an offer to Devante Smith-Pelly, thus letting him become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

It was likely that Smith-Pelly and the Capitals we’re heading to arbitration hearing where it’s believed Smith-Pelly would have done well. DSP had just seven goals during the regular season, but exploded for seven goals in the postseason.

The move by the Capitals may have been to avoid having to agree to terms defined by an arbitrator.

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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7 Responses to Michal Kempny is Receiving Plenty of Interest from Other Teams Besides the Capitals

  1. Good luck to SmithPelley wherever he goes…his puck savvy and overall production in limited minutes served us very well–particularly during the playoffs

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  3. Anonymous says:

    He was great. Played his absolute best. But was pigeon toed. Not the best skater watch the videos. Hope he signs cheap… beaglechuck and dsp way more important to sign

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