Capitals Sign 2015 Pick Jonas Siegenthaler

The Washington Capitals announced the signing of defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler to a three-year, entry-level contract on Thursday afternoon.

Siegenthaler was the Capitals 2015 2nd Round draft pick (59th overall). Entering the draft, he was the 12th ranked European player, standing 6 foot 2, 220 pounds at age 18.

He played 41 games in the Swiss A league, playing for the Zurich Lions last season, scoring three assists and landing a team-leading 39 penalty minutes.

Siegenthaler played for the Swiss team in the 2015 U-18 World Championships, earning a spot on the tournament All-Star Team. The Zurich-native also played for the Swiss team at the 2015 World Juniors Championship, registering an assist and eight penalty minutes in six games.

Siegenthaler, according to the Capitals’ release, will join Washington for rookie camp and then will return to Zurich, where he’ll play this coming season on loan to the Lions.

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