Thursday, July 5, 2012

Caps Re-Sign Perreault

Perreault, above, had his best season in 2011-2012. (Photo:
Today, the Washington Capitals signed re-signed center Mathieu Perreault to a two-year contract extension. The extension now keeps him with the Capitals through the 2013-2014 season.

The 24 year old had his best season yet in 2011-2012. He scored 16 goals, 14 assists, and 30 points in 64 games for the Capitals. He even scored four game winning goals. Perreault finished the season in the teams top five for both goals and plus/minus (+9). His most memorable game came on January 24th when he recorded a hat trick against the Boston Bruins.

Perreault has turned out to be quite the steal for the Capitals from the 2006 draft. A sixth round draft pick, he trails only Nicklas Backstrom in games played and points.

Slowly, Perreault has been getting more and more attention from the Washington Capitals. After he led the franchises AHL affiliate Hershey to two straight Calder Cup Championships, he was called up to the NHL roster and hasn't looked back since.

Perreault doesn't garner the attention that Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green, or Nicklas Backstrom have, but he quietly goes about his business and contributes to the team whenever he is on the ice. He is a solid player for the Capitals and he will only get better. With more ice time, he will develop into more a difference maker for the Washington Capitals.

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Source: Washington Capitals website