Despite being cap-strapped, Washington Capitals are set to have a successful season as they will maintain the core of their roster for 2019/20 NHL season. That will include Czech winger Jakub Vrana, who managed to agree on a contract extension with the organization on Tuesday.
Capitals’ vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan confirmed that Vrana is staying in Washington with the 23-year-old signing a two-year deal. The contract is worth $6.7 million with an average annual value of $3.35 million.
Vrana is coming off a career season in which he posted highs in goals (24), assists (23) as well as points (47). He ranked third on the team in goals and became only the sixth player in franchise history to score at 23 goals before his 24th birthday.
“Jakub is a highly skilled player with tremendous upside and is a big part of our future,” – said MacLellan in a statement. “We are pleased with his development the past two seasons and are looking forward for him to continue to develop and reach his full potential with our organization.”
Jakub Vrana is entering his fourth season with the Capitals, who took him 13th overall in 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Vrana played a total of 176 NHL games so far, contributing with 40 goals and 40 assists.