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Washington Capitals Announce Signing Of Filip Forsberg

The selection of Filip Forsberg with the no. 16 selection in the 2012 NHL Draft earned the Washington Capitals much praise. Considered by many analysts to be one of the top three talents available in the entire draft, the Caps pounced on the Swedish player when he became available in the latter half of the first round.

Just as the Capitals pounced on draft day, the team wasted no time in signing the new rookie to a contract, announcing a three-year deal for Forsberg on Friday morning. According to the team, Forsberg will make $832,500 at the NHL level and $70,000 in the AHL.

According to Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington, Forsberg had a strong developmental camp for the Capitals, but he is still expected to play in Sweden next year. The 17-year old has scored 30 goals in 95 career games in international play.

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