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Capitals Ink Bjorklund To Entry-Level Deal, Add Goalie Depth

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Capitals netminder Garin Bjorklund

ARLINGTON, V.A. — The Washington Capitals have brought another netminder on board, inking prospect Garin Bjorklund to a three-year, entry-level contract. Bjorklund’s deal will carry an average annual value of $843,333.

He signed an amateur tryout with the Capitals’ AHL-affiliate Hershey Bears back on April 20.

Bjorklund was originally taken in the sixth round of the 2020 NHL Draft. He had been playing with the WHL’s Medicine Hat Tigers, going 8-36-2 with a .877 save percentage, 4.26 GAA and one shutout. In 96 total career WHL games, the 19-year-old is 40-48-4 with a .892 save percentage, a 3.50 GAA and three shutouts.

The Bears now have five goaltenders: Bjorklund, Pheonix Copley, Zach Fucale, Hunter Shepard and Clay Stevenson. Washington is also currently evaluating its goaltending situation as Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek compete for the starting spot.

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