NHL Signing: Washington Capitals, John Carlson Agree To Six-Year Extension
Carlson will earn $3.8 million in 2012-13 and $4 million per year from the 2013-14 season through 2017-18.
“John is a talented young defenseman who has played very well for the Capitals and still has room to grow,” said Capitals vice president and general manager George McPhee. “He wanted to make a long term commitment to the team and we are delighted that this young man who is an important part of our future will be a member of the club for many years to come.”
The 22-year-old defenseman had 32 points (nine goals, 23 assists) in 82 games last season with Washington, setting a career high in goals. He finished the season ranked second among Capitals blueliners in goals, points and shots (152) and tied for the team lead among defensemen in power-play goals (4). He ranked second on the team in ice time per game (21:51) and led the team in blocked shots (153).
Carlson finished the postseason tied for fifth on the club in points (two goals, three assists) and was tied for the lead among Capitals defensemen in goals, assists and shots (27). His 24:02 of ice time per game was second on the team and his 38 blocked shots led all Capitals players.
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