Friday, June 29, 2018

Fringe Signings (Jun 29)

The Washington Capitals continued to spend the lot, re-signing defenseman Michal Kempny to a 4-year, $10 million deal on Friday, keeping him from becoming an unrestricted free agent on Sunday.

The 27-year old Czech was acquired from the Blackhawks around the trade deadline and put up some fringe numbers in the regular season between the two clubs, 3 goals and 10 points in 53 games.  It was his role in the playoffs, which earned him more notoriety, as his ice-time increased and he posted 5 points in all 24 games to the championship.

The $2.5 million cap hit per season will bring some loftier expectations, I'm sure.  He'd need the ice-time to put up hockey pool numbers, which is a possibility, if he can remain a 3-4 guy on this team.

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