The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday that they signed defenseman Gabriel Carlsson to a one-year, two-way contract that carries a $750,000 cap hit at the NHL-level and $400,000 at the AHL-level. He became an unrestricted free agent on July 13.
The 25-year-old earned two goals, nine points, a 47.99% five-on-five Corsi-for percentage, 47.47% five-on-five expected goals-for percentage, and a 48.99% five-on-five scoring chances-for percentage in 39 NHL games with the Columbus Blue Jackets last season. He also earned two assists in two AHL games. His +6 rating led Columbus blueliners.
In 75 career NHL games, he has three goals and 16 points. In 146 career AHL games, Carlsson has earned six goals and 32 points.
Carlsson, the 29th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft by the Blue Jackets, will likely compete with Erik Gustafsson and Lucas Johansen for a spot on the left-side of the third pairing in training camp.
The #ALLCAPS signed 25 y/o LD Gabriel Carlsson to 1 year deal
Was not qualified by #CBJ.
9P in 38 GP
On ice 58% 5v5 GF, 48% DFF (+2.3% relative to teammates)
Scored 1.25 5v5 Points/60
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By Harrison Brown