Nicolas Deschamps has decided to sign a one-year contract with the Finnish league’s Oulu Karpat, per the league’s website.
Originally taken in the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Deschamps had 20 goals and 40 points in 65 games with the AHL Hershey Bears in 2013-14. He also got his first taste of NHL action last season as he appeared in three games with the Washington Capitals.
Deschamps completed a one-year, two-way contract that was worth $726,000 at the NHL level. Washington decided against presenting the 24-year-old forward with a qualifying offer and he was consequently an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Meanwhile, the Capitals are negotiating with their only remaining restricted free agent, Cameron Schilling. The talks are progressing, but nothing’s imminent, according to the Washington Post.