Capitals Re-sign Defenseman Christian Djoos

Posted June 22, 2017

(Scott Paynok)

Fresh off of losing defenseman Nate Schmidt in what will now be known as the Great Expansion Disaster, the Capitals signed one of their younger ones, Christian Djoos. While it’s likely Djoos would’ve been signed to a 2-year, $1.3 million contract regardless of Schmidt’s status, it’s even more likely he’ll spend some time on the blue line in Washington this coming season. The contract is two-way for the upcoming season, and one-way during the 2018-19 season.

The 22-year-old had 13 goals and 45 assists in 66 games for Hershey. His size, however, may work against him at the NHL level, as he’s only 6′, 161 pounds.

Via the press release:

Djoos was selected by the Capitals in the seventh round, 195th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft. He played for Sweden at two IIHF World Junior Championships (2013, 2014) and one IIHF U18 World Championship (2012), capturing a silver medal at each tournament. Christian Djoos is the son of former NHL defenseman Pars Djoos, who played for the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers.

Christian Djoos (Scott Paynok)