It’s Official: Mikhail Grabovski is a Washington Capital

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You saw the rumors. You saw the Photoshops. Now, from the Caps:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 23, 2013

Capitals Sign Mikhail Grabovski

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed center Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year, $3 million contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

The Capitals will make vice president and general manager George McPhee available to the media today at 12:30 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

“Mikhail adds speed and offense to our lineup, and we are very pleased to have him sign with the Capitals,” said McPhee. “We believe he will be an excellent addition to our club.”

Grabovski, 29, recorded 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) and 24 penalty minutes in 48 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. During the 2011-12 season, Grabovski registered 51 points (23 goals, 28 assists) and 51 penalty minutes in 74 games with Toronto. He ranked third on the team in goals and points. The 5’11”, 183-pound center posted career marks during the 2010-11 campaign when he recorded 58 points (29 goals, 29 assists) and 60 penalty minutes in 81 games with the Leafs. Grabovski has collected 217 points (94 goals, 123 assists) and 245 penalty minutes in 367 career NHL games with Toronto and Montreal.

The native of Minsk, Belarus was Montreal’s fifth-round choice, 150th overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft.

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  • Silkysmooth

    Huzzah!

  • Brouwer Rangers

    Hurray un-redacted dial-in information!

  • R.O’B.

    did a quick NHL search, his highlight tape is a game versus the Caps (ironic) and he crashed the net and scored off a tip in….i’m sold

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett
  • yv

    The Vogel’ read on Caps site is quite fascinating. AOates meeting with MiG in LA early showing how much Caps was on him. If he improves his output as much as Ribs did, than Caps would be onto something this season that initially looked bleak.
    It seems Caps and MiG84 are now, as Oakland Athletics in baseball, front-runners of stat community to show to the hockey world that numbers never lie!

  • Cole

    All your Mikhail Grabovski are belong to us. So stoked on this guy, and he’s not 33 years old! Crash the net.

  • Red

    YES!!! uh…huuh huh huh, come to Butthead….

  • Annie Lockyer

    Annie upvote bait. Go As.