Caps Extend Bona Fide Offers to Four

Posted on May 29, 2013 by Mike Vogel

The Capitals have extended bona fide offers to four 2012 draftees, thereby retaining the rights of those players for the 2013-14 season.


Washington sent bona fide offers to forward Chandler Stephenson and defensemen Connor Carrick, Jaynen Rissling and Christian Djoos. All four players must be signed to entry-level deals by June 1, 2014 in order for the Caps to retain their rights beyond the upcoming season.


Stephenson was Washington’s third-round choice (77th overall). He spent the 2012-13 season playing with the Regina Pats of the WHL, totaling 14 goals and 45 points in 46 games.


Carrick played for the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers last season, totaling a dozen goals and 44 points in 68 games. He added two goals and 18 points in 15 playoff contests for Plymouth. Carrick was the Capitals’ fifth-round choice (137th overall) in the 2012 NHL draft.


Rissling was a seventh-round choice (197th overall). He recorded five goals and 28 points in 61 games with the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL in 2012-13.


Djoos skated with Brynas in the Swedish Elite League in 2012-13, recording two goals and eight points in 47 games.


The Capitals drafted 10 players at the 2012 NHL Draft. They traded one of those players (first-rounder Filip Forsberg) and signed two others (first-rounder Tom Wilson and seventh-rounder Sergei Kostenko). Three 2012 draftees are playing hockey at the NCAA college level (fourth-rounders Thomas DiPauli and Austin Wuthrich and sixth-rounder Riley Barber); those players don’t require bona fide offers.


All four players are expected to be in attendance at Washington’s annual summer development camp in July. 

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