The Caps have added another prospect to the fold a week after they inked Finnish forward Juuso Ikonen to a two-year, two-way contract.
Wednesday afternoon, the Capitals announced that they have signed forward Maximilian Kammerer to a three-year, two-way, entry level contract. The contract, which will start during the 2018-19 season, carries a cap hit of $870,000. Kammerer, like Ikonen, was not drafted by the Capitals and was signed as a free agent.
He is, to our best knowledge, not related to NBC 4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer.
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Maximilian Kammerer, who is 21-years-old, has been a member of multiple German World Junior Championship teams, where he has one assist in 18 games. For the 2017-18 season, he played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for Duesseldorf EG, recording 31 points (6 G, 25A) in 52 games. He was the second leading scorer on the team and 51st overall in a league in which he was the rookie of the year in 2016-17. Kammerer also has 40 games of experience with the Regina Pats of the WHL during the 2013-14 season.
Lets hope Maximilian is a better skater than Doug.
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The Washington Capitals have signed forward Maximilian Kammerer to a three-year, two-way, entry level contract beginning in the 2018-19 season, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Kammerer’s contract will carry an average annual value of $870,000.
The Dusseldorf, Germany, native recorded 31 points (6g, 25a) in 52 regular season games with Dusseldorf in the German Hockey League (DEL) this season. The 6’1″, 185-pound forward also appeared in nine games for Germany in international competition and recorded three points (1g, 2a).
Kammerer, 21, finished with 26 points (15g, 11a) in 51 games with Dusseldorf during the 2016-17 season, where he was named DEL Rookie of the Year. In 125 career games in the DEL, Kammerer recorded 61 points (22g, 39a).
Internationally, Kammerer represented Germany in the World Junior Championship twice (2013, 2014) and was named to Germany’s U-20 World Championship three times (2014, 2015 and 2016).
At the junior level, Kammerer played in the WHL with the Regina Pats during the 2013-14 season, finishing with three points (1g, 2a) in 40 games.
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