The Washington Times - June 19, 2008, 11:25AM

The Caps announced the signing of their top left wing prospect, Oskar Osala, to a three-year contract. He’s expected to spend next season playing for the Hershey Bears.

And with Corey out of town before heading up to Friday’s NHL Draft, that’s about all of the puck analysis you’re going to get from me; I’ll leave it to the Caps’ press release to give you the rest:


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. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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.