Brian MacLellan’s quest to bring back as many of the pieces that won the 2018 Stanley Cup as possible continues, as the Caps have inked defenseman Michal Kempny to a four-year deal with a $2.5 million AAV.
Kempny was acquired by the Caps at last year’s trade deadline and proved to be a vital piece of the team’s Cup run, sliding in alongside John Carlson on the team’s top defensive pair.
The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Michal Kempny to a four-year contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Kempny’s contract will carry an average annual value of $2.5 million.
Kempny, 27, a native of Hodonin, Czech Republic, recorded three points (2g, 1a) in 22 games with the Capitals last season. The Capitals acquired Kempny from the Chicago Blackhawks for a third round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. Prior to joining the Capitals, Kempny had seven points (1g, 6a) in 31 games with Chicago.
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