ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Christian Djoos to a one-year, $1.25 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The contract was based on the award of an independent arbitrator who heard the case on July 22 and issued the decision today.
The Gothenburg, Sweden, native played in 45 games last season, recording 10 points (1g, 9a). In his first NHL season in 2017-18, Djoos registered 14 points (3g, 11a) in 63 games. In 108 career games, all with the Capitals, Djoos has recorded 24 points (4g, 20a). Djoos was selected by the Capitals in the seventh round, 195th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.
Djoos has represented Sweden at two IIHF World Junior Championships (2013, 2014) and at IIHF U18 World Championship (2012), capturing a silver medal at each tournament. Christian Djoos is the son of former NHL defenseman Par Djoos, who played for the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers.