The plight of three unsigned RFA defensemen -- Michael Del Zotto, P.K. Subban and John Carlson -- has been one of the offseason's most compelling storylines.
Today, Carlson's story came to an end.
The Capitals announced they've inked the 22-year-old blueliner to a six-year, $23.8 million deal. The contract has an average annual cap hit of $3.97 million, a pretty significant pay raise from the $845,833 Carlson made on his entry-level contract.