Capitals re-sign Siegenthaler to 1-year deal
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The Washington Capitals re-signed restricted free-agent defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler to a one-year, $800,000 contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Siegenthaler recorded nine points in 64 games and averaged 15:44 per contest during the 2019-20 campaign. The Swiss native was one of Washington's most reliable defensive defensemen last season, as his 2.13 expected goals against per 60 minutes was the lowest among Caps blue-liners to log at least 100 minutes at five-on-five, according to Natural Stat Trick.

The 23-year-old projects to be a key cog on Washington's third pairing with Michal Kempny out six-to-eight months due to an Achilles injury, despite some offseason additions to the back end.

LD RD
Brenden Dillon John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov Justin Schultz
Jonas Siegenthaler Nick Jensen
Trevor van Riemsdyk

Siegenthaler, who stands at 6-foot-3 and 206 pounds, was the Capitals' second-round pick in 2015.

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