thThe defending Stanley Cup champions have worked quickly to lock up a recent draft pick. The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan first reported that the Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Martin Fehervary to an entry-level contract. The team has confirmed the deal for the maximum three years.
The 46th pick in the second round of last weekend’s NHL Draft, Fehervary is a big Slovakian blue liner who plays with intensity and a fast, physical style. Fehervary has limited offensive upside, but is already playing at a pro-ready level in his own end.
Although Fehervary impressed at Capitals development camp this week and has signed his first contract, the team expects that he will return to Sweden and HV71 of the SHL for the coming season. NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti reports that Fehervary’s plan is to play in North American full-time beginning in 2019.