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2018-19 Rink Wrap: Christian Djoos

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From Backstrom to Wilson, we’re taking a look at and grading the 2018-19 season for every player who laced ‘em up for the Stanley Cup Champion Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2019-20. Next up, Christian Djoos.

Los Angeles Kings v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Regular season

Playoffs

Key Stat: Christian Djoos finished with a goal and 10 points and was a plus-10 in 45 games this season.

The Good: Coming off a solid rookie campaign, Djoos came into the year with the opportunity to continue to grow. He earned the permanent third-pairing spot alongside Brooks Orpik, beating out his opponents in Madison Bowey and Jonas Siegenthaler. He managed to have a pretty strong presence to start the season and was able to continue to prove as a solid depth blueliner for the Caps.

Not to mention, he had four points in his final 10 games of the season and was a plus-4.

The Bad: Like many Caps this season, Djoos fell victim to injury in early December in a game against the Detroit Red Wings, which shortly after was revealed to be a separated thigh that would hold him out of the lineup for weeks. Before the injury, Djoos managed four assists through 28 games. He missed 24 games before coming back in February, and he managed to put up points in back-to-back games in his return to the ice.

However, toward the end of the season, he’d see a decline in his play, especially in the playoffs. Mistakes and fumbles with the puck led him to struggle against the Hurricanes and allow a handful of scoring chances – as well as a couple of goals. His woes led to Jonas Siegenthaler taking his place after he went pointless through three games and was a minus-3.

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The Discussion: With Siegenthaler having stepped up and proved himself to be NHL-ready, where does Djoos fit into the lineup going forward? How do you think his role will be impacted by the potential departures of veteran blueliners like Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik? What would it take for you to give him a ‘10’ going forward?

Other Djoos Season Reviews: RMNB

The Vote: Rate Djoos below on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) based on his performance relative to his potential and your expectations for the season - if he had the best year you could have imagined him having, give him a 10; if he more or less played as you expected he would, give him a 5 or a 6; if he had the worst year you could have imagined him having, give him a 1.

Poll

How do you rate Christian Djoos’s 2018-19 season?

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118 votes total Vote Now