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Capitals Re-Sign Michal Kempny to Multi-Year Deal

Another piece of the puzzle is back in place as the Caps in

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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.

From the team:

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.

During the Capitals Stanley Cup run, Kempny recorded five points (2g, 3a) in 24 games, including three points (1g, 2a) in the Stanley Cup Final against Vegas Golden Knights.

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