The Washington Capitals announced on Thursday that they have extended bona fide contract offers to prospects Chase Clark, Dru Krebs, and Joaquim Lemay. All three players were selected by the Caps in the 2021 NHL Draft.
According to the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement, a bona fide offer is a standard player contract that starts at the beginning of the next league season and offers at least league minimum salary. The offer is open to the player for a minimum of 30 days after receipt. Its purpose is to extend the team’s claim to the player’s rights.