Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Caps Sign Swede

6:00 am is much too early for some, but not for Japer's Rink who broke the story that the Washington Capitals have signed Swedish center/right winger Mattias Sjögren as daylight crept upon the metro area. The Caps who might be looking to add some size up the middle have signed the forward to the maximum amount a team can pay for rookies at $1.8 million.

Sjögren is a physical player at 6'2", 214 lbs. that the scouting reports claim is a player that doesn't shy away from the hit and asserts himself with well timed hits. The Capitals are addressing the size issue down the middle on lines 2, 3, 4. While his offensive skills are only labeled as decent, he can create space on the ice for himself.

Good work JP.

P.S. It was already 80˚ at 6 am in DC.

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