The Washington Capitals just announced the signing of Axel Jonsson-Fjällby, a 20-year-old Swedish winger, to a three-year, $2.58 million contract, starting next season. The entry-level contract will pay Jonsson-Fjällby an annual average value of $860k at the NHL level and $70k in the minors. He will receive a signing bonus for every year of the contract that increases $5k per season, starting from $80k during the 2018-19 campaign.
According to CapFriendly, the contract was signed on May 1st. Jonsson-Fjallby will attend the 2018 Capitals Development Camp.
During the SHL playoffs, Capitals assistant GM Ross Mahoney went to Sweden to watch the speedy winger perform live. He had previously attended development camp during the summer twice.
Jonsson-Fjällby, drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 entry draft, had a breakout year both in his Swedish club Djurgården and on the international stage, making an impact both in the JWC and the Tre Kronor-team. Playing fourth line minutes in the regular season, Jonsson-Fjällby registered 16 points (7G, 9A).