Caps re-sign Johansson to 2-year deal

Caps re-sign Johansson to 2-year deal
September 7, 2013, 9:15 am
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You can put those trade rumors to rest.

The Capitals have re-signed center Marcus Johansson to a two-year, $4 million contract, general manager George McPhee announced today. Johansson will earn $1.825 million this season and  $2.175 million in  2014-15 for a cap hit of $2 million.

Johansson, 22, was a restricted free agent with no arbitration rights prior to the signing, which comes four days before veterans are scheduled to report for training camp.

Johansson recorded 22 points [6 goals, 16 assists] in 34 games during the 2012-13 season. He ranked tied for fourth on the Capitals in assists and tied for fifth in power-play goals [3]. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound center/left wing posted career highs during the 2011-12 campaign when he collected 46 points [14 goals, 32 assists] in 80 games with the Caps. He ranked third on the team in assists, tied for third in points and tied for seventh in goals.