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Caps Ink Samsonov to ELD

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The Washington Capitals announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with Ilya Samsonov on a three-year entry-level contract. The Caps first round, 22nd –overall pick from the 2015 NHL Entry Draft spent this past season playing for Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the KHL.

The 21-year old appeared in 26 games and posted a 2.31 GAA and his save percentage was .926%. His post season numbers through five games were roughly the same.

Samsonov has appeared on the International stage as well, playing for Russia at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge, 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and the 2015 Under-18 Five Nations tournament where he earned top goaltender honors.

Washington expects Samsonov to attend their 2018 Development Camp next month.

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