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According to Sport Bladet, unrestricted free agent left-wing and Washington Capitals trade deadline acquisition Johan Larsson signed a three-year contract that will pay him $370,547.40 per season with Brynäs IF of the Swedish Hockey League. The contract is the most lucrative one that the club has ever awarded.
The 30-year-old was about to sign with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 13, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman, before that fell through.
The Capitals acquired Larsson from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a 2023 third-round pick on March 21.
After missing the first four games of his Capitals’ tenure with a lower-body injury sustained on January 25, Larsson tallied a goal and six points in 14 regular-season games and two assists in six Stanley Cup Playoff outings. He finished the season with seven goals and 21 points in 43 games with the Coyotes and Capitals.
In 488 career NHL regular-season games with the Capitals, Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, and Minnesota Wild, Larsson earned 53 goals and 132 points.
He played two seasons with Brynäs before coming over to the NHL in 2012-13.
By Harrison Brown