October 1, 2020

Capitals re-sign Taylor Chorney to two-year deal

The Capitals announced Friday morning that they have re-signed defenseman Taylor Chorney to a two-year extension worth an annual average value (AAV) of $800,000.

The deal is a two-way one, and Chorney will make $775,000 in 2016-17 and $825,000 in 2017-18.

The 28-year-old Chorney was set to become an unrestricted free agent over the summer after his current one-year, $700,000 deal was due to expire. Chorney has been on the team’s bottom defensive pairing this season, with five assists in 45 games while sitting at plus-11.

Dmitry Orlov is now the only Washington defenseman to not be signed going into next year; he is set to become a restricted free agent after his $2,000,000 contract expires on June 30.

Kevin Hoffman - USA Today Sports

Kevin Hoffman – USA Today Sports

About Eric Hobeck

Eric Hobeck is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins and Capitals. Eric contributes to high school sports coverage at InsideNova.com. He served as sports editor of The Rotunda at Longwood University for two years, where he was also the men’s basketball beat writer. He hosted a campus radio show for three years and called basketball and baseball games for the station’s award-winning sports team. You can follow Eric on Twitter @eric_hobeck.

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