Washington Capitals sign KHL’s Sergei Shumakov, creates roster shake up
Sergei Shumakov, a 25 year old forward, has signed a one year contract worth $925,000. Sergei finished 18th in KHL scoring last season with Moscow. Shumakov put up a total of 40 points (17 goals and 23 assists) in 47 games.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) September 1, 2018
Moscow was looking to find a trade partner with other KHL clubs, however when that failed he was released, making him a free agent yesterday (8/27/18)
Сергей Шумаков подписал контракт с «Вашингтоном». Двусторонний договор новичка – 0,925 тыс за один сезон.
— Павел Лысенков (@plysenkovRUS) August 28, 2018
The Capitals add another talented winger to their already deep forward position. The Caps have a full roster of players returning to defend the Stanley Cup, besides Jay Beagle who was a center. Shumakov is a crafty stickhandler and goal-scorer. Sergei could easily fill the role on the third line with Andre Burakovsky and centerman Lars Eller.
Sergei Shumakov, now free agent after contract termination, is looking for a deal in the NHL. Last season he scored 40 (17+23) points in 47 KHL games for CSKA with 15 min ATOI
— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) August 27, 2018
New @Capitals winger Sergei Shumakov highlights
— DC Sports Experience (@SportsTalkDC) August 28, 2018
My projected lineup for the Washington Capitals:
Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Wilson
Vrana, Backstrom, Oshie
Burakovsky, Eller, Shumakov
Connolly, Stephenson, DSP
(Dowd the extra forward, putting Gersich, Boyd and Walker in the AHL)