The Washington Capitals have signed another undrafted European free agent, inking Maximilian Kammerer to a three-year entry-level contract. The deal will carry an annual average value of $870K, and begin in 2018-19.
Kammerer is a German forward who should be familiar to NHL scouts, as he played one season in the WHL before being ranked 115th among European skaters in the 2015 draft. He wasn’t selected, and continued to play in the DEL where he recorded 31 points in 52 games this season. The 21-year old will likely join the Hershey Bears for next season and try to adjust to the North American professional ranks.
The Capitals have now signed four international players in May alone, after Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Juuso Ikonen and Ilya Samsonov all inked their entry-level contracts. It’s clear the team is focused on restocking the cupboard with players from all over the world, and are willing to take a chance on unproven, undrafted European talents.