Whew, the Washington Capitals have finally worked out a deal with TJ Oshie. We were starting to get a little nervous – weren’t you?
So here is how the deal breaks down:
- A contract for eight years with a total of $46 million.
- A average $5.75 million per year.
- His previous contract was 5 years for an average of $4,175,000 ($20,875,000) so this is a nice increase for the family.
The Caps now have a solid top line player locked in for the next eight years. TJ has the personality fans have come to adore – he and his beautiful family. But more than that has become the team’s top scorer with 33 goals last season – yes tied with Alex Ovechkin. Overall he only had 56 points, fifth highest on the team. He only scored four goals in 13 games during the playoffs. Disappointing, but then the whole team was so we can let that slide for now.
Oshie will start the season as a 30 year old right winger, most likely on the first line. Coach Trotz made some many line changes last season it is hard to know if he will be playing with Ovechkin and Nick Backstrom or Evgeny Kuznetsov. Any way you look at it, this national treasure is sure to be lighting up the lamp and bringing excitement to Verizon Center for many years to come.
We couldn’t be more excited for him and for us!! Can’t wait to see him jumping on and off the ice come October!!
Welcome home Oshbabe!!