Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Eakin Signs With Capitals *Update with News Release*

The Washington Capitals have wasted no time getting Broncos F Cody Eakin into the fold. In what's virtually un-heard of for a 3rd round pick, the Capitals signed the 18 year-old Eakin to an entry-level contract.

Eakin was drafted just four months ago at the NHL draft in Montreal.

Today's announcement will no doubt give Cody a bigger look at the upcoming World Junior evaluation camp.

This is great news for the Winnipeg native, congratulations
News Release:
The Washington Capitals have signed Broncos forward Cody Eakin to a three-year entry-level contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Eakin, from Winnipeg, was drafted by the Caps in the 3rd round 85th over-all at this past June’s NHL Entry Draft. This season Eakin is leading the Broncos in goals with 9 and has 12 points in as many games.

"We are very happy for Cody", comments Broncos head coach and general manager Mark Lamb," it is special for a player to not only get drafted, but sign an NHL deal. It is good to see a player of his caliber get rewarded with a contract from a great organization such as Washington."


Anonymous said...

first rounder who went in three for some reason.


Ted said...

So where does he play now? Hershey? Or stay where he is?

Jon Keen said...

Because of his age, he can only play in the WHL or NHL. There's no middle ground.

When he turns 20 (over-age season), then the Capitals could put him in their farm system if he doesn't make the NHL team.