Wojtek Wolski Signs In Poland

By Matthew Speck
Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Washington Capitals recently signed forward, Wojtek Wolski has taken his talents to his home country, where he will play for HK Sanok in Poland during the NHL lockout. HK Sanok is a team in the Polska Liga Hokejoka (PLH) league, based in Poland.

HK Sanok announced the signing on their website. Here’s a loose translation via Capitals Outsider. “Wojtek Wolski has decided to play for our club. He will be ready to play on October 14th and will arrive with his parents to Poland. The terms of the contract have been agreed upon and will sign after his arrival to Sanok, in which we will see our newest acquisition.”

Wolski, 26, signed a one year contract with Washington this summer following a nine point season for the Florida Panthers last year. The still relatively young forward has jumped around with several NHL teams including the Phoenix Coyotes and New York Rangers following four straight forty point seasons for the Colorado Avalanche.

He was expected to get an opportunity to earn a top six role on the Capitals forward unit, but with the lockout already close to two weeks underway, his contract could potentially be wiped if there is a full season lockout. Wolski would also likely have a role on Washington’s second power play unit, while providing veteran leadership in a young Capitals locker room.

With Wolski now inked overseas, he joins Alex Ovechkin, Michal Neuvirth and Brooks Laich as the Capitals to sign overseas.

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