Capitals Sign Filip Forsberg

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The Washington Capitals have signed forward Filip Forsberg to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced on Friday.  Forsberg, 17, was the 11th overall pick in June’s draft despite being the top-ranked European skater by NHL Central Scouting, and has been participating in the team’s annual development camp for the last week.

It is important to note that this contract does not mean that Forsberg will start his North American career this upcoming season.  Still under contract with Leksands in Sweden, he will play for them next year before attending Camp again and then making a decision.  The contract does not start until he plays in ten NHL games or turns 20 years of age.  When it does begin, Foppa will receive an annual salary of $832,500 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level.