Saturday August 1st, 2015

The Washington Capitals have re-signed restricted free-agent forward Marcus Johansson to a one-year, $3.75 million contract, the team announced on Friday.

Johansson had requested $4.75 million in arbitration, while the team had been offering $3 million. An arbitrator awarded him the $3.75 million. 

In 82 games last season, Johansson tallied a career-high 20 goals and 27 assists in 16:29 average time on ice. The 24-year-old is a former first-round draft pick by the Capitals and made his debut with Washington in 2010. 

Last week, the Capitals re-signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a five-year, $30.5 million deal to avoid an arbitration ruling.

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Washington finished 45-26-11 last season and lost to the New York Rangers in the second round of the playoffs.

- Molly Geary

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