Capitals, Justin Schultz agree to two-year, $8M contract

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) battles for the puck with Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Justin Schultz (4) during a second-round playoff series, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP)

The Washington Capitals have signed defenceman Justin Schultz to a two-year, $8-million contract, the team announced on Friday.

Schultz, 30, spent the past five years in Pittsburgh, twice winning the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh. His new deal with Washington sees him take a bit of a pay cut after his $5.5-million cap hit earned with the Penguins the past few years. Schultz is the second defenceman signed this week, after the Capitals re-signed rental Brenden Dillon.

October 9, 2020

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Justin Schultz
Defence
AGE: 31

SIGNED BY
Washington Capitals
LENGTH
2 yrs
CONTRACT TYPE
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT
$4 million
TOTAL
$8 million

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