ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals
have signed left wing Oskar Osala
to a three-year entry-level contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Osala (OH-sah-lah), 20, played for the Blues in Finland last year. He scored 18 goals and had 17 assists in 53 games, while earning 62 penalty minutes. He finished second on the team in goals, fifth in assist and points and was tied for third in penalty minutes.
The Vaasa, Finland, native was the Capitals’ fourth-round choice, 97th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He played for Mississauga in the OHL from 2005-07 and totaled 87 points (39g-48a) in 122 games over two seasons. Osala shared the tournament lead with five goals for Finland at the 2007 World Junior Championship.