Breaking down the Zac Funk signing

There's your first move.

Zac Funk, Washington Capitals
Zac Funk, Washington Capitals / Derek Leung/GettyImages

The Washington Capitals finally made a move but it wasn't what you think it was. Nobody got traded, yet, but they did add the WHL's leading goal scorer in Zac Funk. It is a three year entry level deal which will carry an AAV of $810K in the NHL and $82,500 in the AHL. He's 20 years old.

This season with the Prince George Cougars he has recorded 99 points in 58 games with 56 goals and 43 assists. He's listed as six foot 10 and 200 pounds. In addition to leading the WHL in goals, Funk leads in power play goals with 25, a plus/minus of +44 and ranks third in points and fourth in shots with 279, per the official Capitals press release.

For the week ending September 24, 2023, Funk was named WHL player of the week and he has since established now Prince George franchise signle season recordds in goals and PPGs.

This is a move to bolster the Bears maybe as early as a Calder Cup run just in case the Capitals kick the Flyers behinds and keep their playoff hopes alive. He's a native of Coldstream, British Columbia and was traded from Calgary to Prince George on Jan. 10, 2023. Combined with Prince George and the Calgary Hitman he recorded 58 points last season with 26 goals and 32 assists in 64 games.

In the playoffs with the Prince George Cougars he had eight points in 10 games with five goals and three assists. In 218 career WHL games he's recorded 203 points with 108 goals and 95 assists.

A lot of Bears fans have complained about the recent call ups and there has been a bunch of them to a banged up Capitals team. This prospect should bolster the pipeline for the defending Calder Cup champions who currently house the best record in the AHL.