It’s been reported by the Caps that restricted free agent Jeff Schultz re-signed with the team to a 4 year deal worth $11 million. Double-nickle led the league in plus/minus this season, setting a Capitals franchise record along the way (+50). The 6-foot-6 defender was paired with Mike Green most of last season, and truly evolved into a reliable blueliner with strong PK abilities. Schultz’s signing echo’s Caps’ General Manager George McPhee’s intent to build from within and reward on (and off) ice excellence.
Restricted Free Agents Eric Fehr and Tomas Fleischmann, who also filed for arbitration, remain the only RFA’s unsigned. According to our FA tracker, DC now has approximately $9M of cap space left.