The Washington Capitals re-signed forward Chandler Stephenson to a one-year, $1.05 million contract, less than a week before the scheduled Aug. 1 arbitration hearing.
Can confirm this is indeed Stephenson’s new contract. https://t.co/HqVtPwt2j7— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) July 27, 2019
The deal sets Stephenson up to be a restricted free agent (with arbitration rights) next summer.
Last season Stephenson put up 11 points in 64 games for the Capitals (five goals, 6 assists).
In his four seasons in the NHL, all with Washington, Stephenson has 11 goals and 18 assists, plus a 52% face-off win percentage.
The forward is the latest free agent to re-sign with the Capitals, after Washington nailed down deals with Christian Djoos and Jakub Vrana, amongst others, leaving them in a tricky situation cap-wise.
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