Michal Kempny Reaches Multi-year Deal with the Capitals

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Re-signing top priority and pending free agent defenseman John Carlson, as well as playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly, Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has checked off yet another player on his re-signing to-do list. According to a recent report, pending unrestricted free agent blueliner Michal Kempny has signed a multi-year deal with the Capitals.

Per TSN’s Darren Dreger, Kempny has reached a multi-year deal that will keep him in Washington, despite plenty of interest from other teams. The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan confirmed the report, per a source. With the deal, the Capitals will return all members of their Top 4 defensemen from their Stanley Cup Run

Acquired by the Capitals just before the Trade Deadline, Kempny recorded three points (two goals, one assist) in 22 regular season games played, and followed up his strong regular season performance with a five-point performance in all 24 playoff games the team played. He averaged 17:42 of ice time playing alongside Carlson, and is arguably MacLellan’s best trade deadline acquisition in his four-year tenure.

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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6 Responses to Michal Kempny Reaches Multi-year Deal with the Capitals

  1. Anonymous says:

    How long, how much!

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  2. J says:

    If true 3 yrs, 3mil aav.. thats a good deal

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  3. DayOne Caps Fanatic says:

    After decades of ex-Caps fortifying other cities’ Stanley Cup teams, this was our year to raid a team that should have known better (CHI). Caps were Team-turnover before Kempny was acquired, on their way to a failed season and a fired coach. Good News for Caps’ fans

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