Washington Capitals Re-Sign Defenseman Christian Djoos
The Washington Capitals Have Re-Signed AHL/Depth Defenseman Christian Djoos to a New Two-Year Contract.
If you’re a fan of a different team you may not know who Christian Djoos is, he’s been a solid player for the Washington Capitals organization down in the AHL. After appearing in 50 games during the 2014-15 season for Brynas IF of the Swedish Elite League where he was on loan, Djoos also played in a single AHL game for Hershey putting up a point in that game as well.
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During the 2015-16 season, however, Djoos came to Hershey as a full-time regular and in 62 games he put up 22 points, eight penalty minutes and a plus-seven rating. But 2016-17 was his coming out party because in 66 games he posted 58 points with 34 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating.
Djoos began his hockey career in his native Sweden playing for just one organization the whole time, the Brynas IF hockey club. He played for the U-16, U-18, U-20, and pro teams up until 2014-15. The contract he received from Washington was pretty unique, to be honest.
The Capitals signed the former seventh-round pick to a two-year contract, but in the first year, the deal will be a two-way deal where he can go back and forth from the AHL to NHL without worrying about waivers.
But in year two the contract becomes one-way where if he does go between leagues he will have to clear waivers first. The reported contract is worth $1.3 million, so $650,000 per season.
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