Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Capitals Add Center

Today, the Washington Capitals resigned Center Zach Hamill to a one-year, two-way contract.

The Capitals originally acquired the 23 year old Canadian in a trade that sent Chris Bourque to the Boston Bruins this past May. In 20 career NHL games, he has four assists, four points, and four penalty minutes.

Since this is a two-way contract, it suggests that Hamill will be with the Capitals AHL affiliate and that Hamill is a depth signing. The eighth overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Level Draft, Hamill has the potential to become a solid center for the Capitals.

Like stated before, don't anticipate Hamill making an appearance on the Capitals NHL roster early in the season. Most likely, he will start off in the AHL and he may get called up late in the season.


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Source: CSN Washington