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Caps re-sign Johansson; Two years, $4 million

Sep 7, 2013, 9:25 AM EDT

Ryan Callahan (24), Marcus Johansson AP

The Washington Capitals are now officially ready to start the season.

The team announced they’ve re-signed restricted free agent forward Marcus Johansson to a two-year, $4 million deal. He was the final player the Caps had to get inked to a deal before the start of training camp.

Johansson has emerged as a key player for the Caps as he found a home on the left wing of the first line alongside Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Ovechkin. That trio got things going when Ovechkin found his stride midway through the year on his way to a MVP-winning season. Johansson finished the year with six goals and 22 points.

This season, he’ll break camp hoping to keep his spot on that top line while also upping his offensive output.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Sep 7, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Seems like fair deal. He has a chance to prove himself and if he can’t, the Caps won’t be hurt financially by this resigning.

  2. govtminion - Sep 7, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    That’s… a really respectable deal for the Caps actually. I haven’t been too impressed with GM McPhee this offseason overall, but this was a very good move.

  3. alexnewca - Sep 7, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Really like this signing. Gives him 2 more years to prove himself at a low price, can’t argue with that.

  4. lowenni - Sep 7, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    I’ve never been a huge fan of GMGM. The only thing I thought he was good at was drafting and developing players. This offseason, though, I think he has showed more competence and ability than he has in the past. As much as I loved Hendricks, we simply could not afford him at the price he was asking and in the long run it was best for the team to let him go. The same can be said for Ribeiro (who I believe was very overrated this year). He signed MoJo and Alzner for solid, affordable deals, and left room to sign Grabovski who is a suitable replacement for Ribs. Well done GMGM, you’re starting to look like you know what you’re doing.

    (But I still hate you for trading Filip Forsberg)

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    • ovechkaps - Sep 7, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      Please, ban this clown

  6. colby7 - Sep 7, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Watching Kadri?

  7. letsgocaps88 - Sep 8, 2013 at 4:57 AM

    As mentioned above, GMGM made some moves that isn’t his track style. Can’t lie i am pretty stoke to see how this goes.

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