Monday, May 17, 2010
The Capitals announced this morning the signing of a pair of centers from Sweden. Nicklas Backstrom was inked to a 10-year, $67 million contract. Marcus Johansson -- a 2009 first round draft pick -- was signed to a three-year entry-level deal. Backstrom's deal keeps him in DC until he is 32 years old, and Johansson, who is coming off a season in which his Farjestads BK team won the Swedish Elite League championship, will wear sweater number "90," worn only by Joe Juneau and Steve Pinizzotto in Caps history.
Congratulations* to both Nicklas and Marcus, the Caps organization, and fans of the Red Fury.
* We hope we got it right above; our apologies to the Swedes who might read this if we did not.