Washington Capitals Sign Prospect To Entry Level Deal

The Washington Capitals failed to make the post-season for the first time in quite some time, and now, it appears that they are looking to improve upon their future, as their recent focus has been very veteran-heavy.

The team have now signed defensemen Hardy Häman Aktell to a one-year, two-way entry level contract that's worth $775,000, and while he's not expected to come in and contribute immediately, he's going to be a genuine player for them in the future.

The 24-year old was picked in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Draft, but hasn't yet made the leap to the United States, and after a 9-goal, 27-assist season in 51 games in 2022/23 in Sweden, he could no doubt come in and compete for a roster spot next season for Washington. 

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