Capitals sign second round pick Brett Leason
Today, the Washington Capitals signed the 97th overall pick, Brett Leason, to an entry level contract.
From Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post on Twitter
Capitals have signed 2019 draftee Brett Leason to a three-year entry level contract, per team. Leason’s contract will carry an average annual salary of $750,000 and will include a $92,500 signing bonus each year (yielding an average annual value of $842,500).
Here is the link to the tweet: https://twitter.com/ikhurshudyan/status/1149389846663835648
This is a pretty standard NHL entry contract and cap friendly (great hockey website). The 20-year-old RW spent the last two seasons in the WHL with the Prince Albert Raiders, posting a career-high 89 points (36G-53A) in 55 games with the Green and Black.
Brett will get a look at the Rookie Tournament and training camp in September, hoping to crack the opening night roster.
With money tied up in high end talent, the Caps need to rely on draft picks from the farm system, and this is a start.