Three years after the team won their first Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals made an investment into their future by re-signing prospect forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby.
The contract will be a two year, two way deal which will pay him $750,000 in the NHL both years, $175,000 in the AHL this upcoming season and $225,000 in the AHL the season after. The 23 year old played in 31 games with the Hershey Bears recording 15 points with 10 goals and five assists.
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His 10 goals set an AHL career high in goals per game with 0.32. The six foot one, 194 pound forward also took part in 25 games with Vastervik IK in the Swedish Hockey League recording 15 points with four goals and 11 assists. In 108 career games with the Bears, Jonsson-Fjallby has recorded 41 points with 24 goals and 17 assists.
The Stockholm, Sweden native recorded 23 points with 12 goals and 11 assists in 61 games with Hershey in 2019-20. He was tied for first on the team in shorthanded points with a goal and two assists, ranked fifth in plus/minus with a +9, and tied for sixth in goals.
During the 2018-19 season, Jonsson-Fjallby recorded three points with two goals and an assist before he was loaned to Djurgardens IF in the Swedish Hockey League where he recorded 10 points with a goal and nine assists in 36 games. He added another 12 points with seven goals and five assists in 19 playoff games with Djurgardens IF.
Jonsson-Fjallby has recorded 27 points with eight goals and 19 assists in 102 career games in the Swedish Hockey League. He was drafted by the Capitals in the fifth round at 147th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Aside from his speed and goal scoring touch, Johnsson-Fjallby has a flow that will be the envy of the NHL the minute he makes his debut. There is no telling when that would be yet but this re-signing shuts down any rumors about him playing professionally overseas perhaps in the Swedish Hockey League.