Report: Capitals Sign Borgstrom After Blackhawks Buy Out Contract

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The Washington Capitals signed unrestricted free agent center Henrik Borgstrom to a one-year, two-way contract ($750,000 cap hit) on Wednesday, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. The Chicago Blackhawks bought out the final year of his contract, which carried a $1 million contract, on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old tallied four goals, seven points, a 47.87% five-on-five Corsi-for percentage, a 48.97% five-on-five expected goals-for percentage, 46.53% five-on-five scoring chances-for percentage and a 40.2% faceoff-winning percentage in 52 games last season.

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In 110 career NHL games with the Blackhawks and Florida Panthers, Borgstrom has 13 goals and 26 points. He was drafted 23rd overall in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Panthers.

The buyout will cost the Blackhawks $83,334 this season and $183,334 the next.

The Capitals signed goaltenders Darcy Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren in addition to defensemen Erik Gustafsson and Matt Irwin on Wednesday. The team currently has $2,878,334 left in cap space.

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7 Responses to Report: Capitals Sign Borgstrom After Blackhawks Buy Out Contract

  1. Anonymous says:

    Possibly a signing strictly for Hershey.

  2. Brianna says:

    What happened to Aliaskei did he went back home

  3. Brianna says:

    Did Aliaskei go back home

  4. Brianna says:

    Okay thanks

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