Arlington, VA (Sports Network) - The Washington Capitals have re-signed
defenseman John Carlson to a six-year, $23.8 million contract extension.
Carlson will earn $3.8 million in 2012-13 and $4 million per year from the
2013-14 season through 2017-18.
The 22-year-old Carlson had nine goals and 23 assists in 82 games last season
"John is a talented young defenseman who has played very well for the Capitals
and still has room to grow," Capitals general manager George McPhee said. "He
wanted to make a long-term commitment to the team and we are delighted that
this young man who is an important part of our future will be a member of the
club for many years to come."
Carlson matched a Capitals single-season record for most points by a rookie
defenseman (37) during the 2010-11 season.
Over 186 career games with the Capitals, Carlson has 17 goals and 58 assists.
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