John Carlson, Capitals agree to eight-year extension

John Carlson (Getty Images)

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson isn’t going anywhere.

Carlson reportedly agreed to an eight-year contract extension with Washington, per TSN’s Bob McKenzie. The contract is expected to be worth $8 million annually. He tallied a career-high 68 points in his ninth season with the Capitals. 

The Capitals traded goaltender Philipp Grubauer and defenseman Brooks Orpik to the Colorado Avalanche in order to have a chance at resigning Carlson. Orpik was set to earn $5.5 million next season with the Capitals.