Today on the eve of NHL Free Agency teams had to submit their final qualifying offers to their restricted free agents. The deadline was 5 p.m. Here’s what the Washington Capitals did.
The Caps have extended qualifying offers to defenseman Martin Fehervary and forwards Riley Sutter and Henrik Borgstrom.
The Caps elected not to issue qualifying offers to defenseman Gabriel Carlsson and forward Kody Clark.
Gabriel Carlsson played in six games for the Caps recording two assists and was a key contributor to the Hershey Bears Calder Cup run. In the regular season he had one goal and 14 assists for 15 points and two assists in the playoffs.
Kody Clark had 19 points in 63 games with the Hershey Bears in 2021 22 with eight goals and 11 assists. He did not play this past season after he underwent quad surgery.
Riley Sutter gets a qualifying offer after 12 point regular season with the Bears in 69 games with five goals and seven assists. In the playoffs he added six points with two goals and four assists. He returns to help the Bears try to defend the Calder Cup.
Henrik Borgstrom suited up in one game for the Capitals and 55 regular season games for the Bears. He had eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points in 55 games. In the playoffs he had six points with two goals and four assists.
Finally there’s Martin Fehervary. We just wrote the team needs to re sign him and extending him the qualifying offer is indeed the final step in the process.
Now it’s up to Marty and his agent to shake hands with GMBM and put a pen to paper if it’s the right deal.
Otherwise unlike last year it was an uneventful qualifying offer day. Last year the fireworks went off when the Caps decided to say goodbye to Ilya Samsonov just days after trading Vitek Vanecek.
Let’s see what the Caps can cook up the next few days. Let the games begin.