Washington Capitals: 3 contract extensions that should happen in 2020

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Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

3 contract extensions for the Washington Capitals.

The Washington Capitals have six free agents. Four are unrestricted free agents while two are restricted free agents. Not all of them will be back next season but we will look at the contract extensions that should happen this year.

The UFAs are Radko Gudas, Brenden Dillon, Ilya Kovalchuk and Braden Holtby while the RFAs are Travis Boyd and Jonas Siegenthaler. Next season the Caps will have two restricted free agents in Jakub Vrana and Ilya Samosnov and an unrestricted free agent in Alex Ovechkin.

Gudas will likely not be re-signed and he doesn’t think he’ll be back. We just wrote that they shouldn’t re-sign him. Brenden Dillon is a likely candidate to get an extension but that might be easier said than done. Ilya Kovalchuk will likely be on the move in free agency, a potential reunion in Montreal.

It is likely Ilya Samsonov and Jakub Vrana will be re-signed next year. The big question is Ovechkin’s contract and we heard he might be seeking Connor McDavid money.

The Caps may likely make a trade in their defense to free up cap space and dump salary. If that’s the case they’ll have more money for contract extensions.

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