The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Michal Kempny to a four-year, $10 million contract, with an annual average salary of $2.5 million.
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Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Michal Kempny to a four-year contract. Average annual value of $2.5 million. #ALLCAPS
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 29, 2018
The Capitals acquired Kempny from the Chicago Blackhawks in February, in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2018 draft. The move was made to address issues with the Capitals’ defense, and Kempny’s addition was a marked improvement.
In 22 regular season games with the Capitals, the 27-year-old Czech defenseman scored one goal, and tallied two assists. Over the 24 games the Capitals played in 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs Kempný tallied two goals, and three assists.
Kempny was primarily paired with John Carlson, who the Capitals extended on an eight-year, $64 million contract on Sunday.
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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.
In 103 career NHL games, the 6’0″, 194-pound defenseman has recorded 18 points (5g, 13a) and 48 penalty minutes.
Kempny was signed by Chicago as a free agent on May 23, 2016.
Prior to joining Chicago, Kempny recorded 21 points (5g, 16a) in 59 games with Avangard Omsk of the KHL. Prior to his stint in Russia, Kempny recorded 60 points (21g, 39a) in 213 games with the Czech League.
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