By The Canadian Press June 16th, 2019
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals have signed winger Carl Hagelin to an $11 million, four-year deal.
Hagelin counts $2.75 million towards the wage cap via the 2022-23 season. Normal supervisor Brian MacLellan introduced the deal Sunday.
Washington acquired Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings previous to the commerce deadline this previous season. He scored three objectives in 20 regular-season video games with the Capitals after scoring simply two in 38 video games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Kings.
Brings Successful Pedigree to Third Line
Hagelin figures to be a lynchpin of the Capitals’ third line. The crew cleared the mandatory wage cap area to re-sign Hagelin and others by buying and selling defenceman Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers for Radko Gudas.
Carl Hagelin, Washington Capitals (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)
The 30-year-old Swede received the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017. He has 241 factors in 546 NHL regular-season video games.
“Carl is a flexible participant who can play on any line and is a superb penalty killer,” MacLellan stated. “He’s a confirmed winner and supplies nice management to our crew.”
With the potential departure of veteran blue liner Brooks Orpik, Hagelin may very well be counted on to take a much bigger management position this fall in his first full season in Washington. He additionally might be counted on to supply if winger Brett Connolly departs in free company or the Capitals don’t re-sign Andre Burakovsky.
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