By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Washington Capitals are spending more money to keep their own free agents off of the open market. The team has signed defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a contract extension.
It’s a six-year deal. The deal will be worth $30.6 million.
The 25-year-old Orlov had six goals and 27 assists for 33 points this season in 82 games. He also had a career-high with 27 assists, 33 points and a +30 in plus/minus.
This was the second straight season that he played in all 82 games. He was second on the team with six goals.
He’ll make $6.5 million per season in the first three-years of his new agreement. Then, he’ll make $4.5 million in the fourth-year, before making $3.3 million in the final two-years.
He’ll receive a $12 million signing bonus. Orlov will have a five-team no-trade clause that will kick-in during the 2019-20 season.
“I’m so happy to stay in Washington!,” Orlov wrote on Twitter. “Love our fans and team. Can’t wait for next year!”
Orlov was the Capitals second-round pick in the 2009 NHL Draft. In 283 career games with Washington, he has 20 goals and 73 assists for 93 points.
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