In a year of major roster moves, the Washington Capitals have officially announced they have re-signed defenseman Dimitry Orlov to a two year,$2 million extension. Orly will get $1.75 million in 2014-2015, and $2.25 in 2015-2016; not a bad pay day for the 22 year old Russian.
Orlov spent 11 games playing for the Capitals AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, earlier this year tallying 3 goals and 6 assists. In his 39 game tenure in the NHL this season, he has found the net 3 times and dished out 6 helpers. 3,6,9. Orly likes his multiples of 3.
Orlov was also suspend two games by the NHL Department of Player Safety for his hit on Brayden Schenn; the first (and hopefully last) suspension of his career.
The Capitals Organization has released the following statement:
ARLINGTON, VA. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a two-year contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Orlov will earn $1.75 million during the 2014-15 season and $2.25 million in 2015-16.
Orlov, 22, has registered nine points (three goals, six assists) and 19 penalty minutes in 38 games with Washington this season. The 5’11”, 211-pound defenseman scored two goals against Philadelphia on March 2 and ranks sixth among Capitals skaters in ice time per game (19:31). In 103 career NHL games with Washington, Orlov has earned 29 points (six goals, 23 assists) and 37 penalty minutes.
Orlov appeared in 11 games with Hershey this season, recording nine points (three goals, six assists) and four penalty minutes. He earned an AHL career-high four points (one goal, three assists) on October 19 at St. John’s. Orlov has registered 44 points (12 goals, 32 assists) and 48 penalty minutes in 76 career AHL games with Hershey.
The Novokuznetsk, Russia, native helped lead Team Russia to a gold medal at the 2011 World Junior Championship in Buffalo, recording nine points (one goal, eight assists) in seven games and was named to the tournament All-Star team. In addition, Orlov represented Team Russia at the 2010 World Junior Championship and was one of Russia’s top three performers at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships. Orlov was drafted by Washington in the second round, 55th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
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