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Capitals sign D Sandin to five-year, $23M contract extension

Rasmus Sandin Washington Capitals Rasmus Sandin - The Canadian Press

The Washington Capitals have signed defenceman Rasmus Sandin to a five-year, $23 million contract extension with an average annual value of $4.6 million. 

Sandin, 23, has three goals and 20 points in 52 games this season with Washington. 

A first-round pick (29th overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2018 NHL Draft, Sandin was dealt to the Capitals on Feb. 28, 2023 in exchange for a 2023 first-round pick and defenceman Erik Gustafsson

He is in the final season of a two-year, $2.8 million contract. 

The Uppsala, Sweden native has appeared in 211 career NHL games, scoring 16 goals with 83 points split between the Maple Leafs and Capitals.