Capitals re-sign forward Garrett Pilon to two-year deal

Capitals re-sign forward Garrett Pilon to two-year deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Capitals announced early Thursday that they re-signed forward Garrett Pilon to a two-year, $1.5 million contract. 

The first year of Pilon’s deal will be a two-way contract (worth up to $750,000) while the second year will be a one-way contract worth the same amount.

Pilon, 23, played for the Hershey Bears last season and scored four goals with 16 points in 14 games. He made his NHL debut in the Capitals’ last game of the regular season against the Flyers.

In the previous two seasons for the Bears, he’d scored 36 and 33 points and has recorded 85 career points in 146 AHL games. 

Before the Capitals, he played in the WHL where he spent two-and-a-half seasons with the Kamloops Blazers before ending his junior career with the Everett Silvertips. 

Pilon was the 87th overall pick of the Capitals in the 2016 NHL Draft. 

Depending on how the Capitals’ offseason goes and how general manager Brian MacLellan fits the team under the cap, Pilon could have the chance to see legitimate NHL action in 2021 and beyond.

Published: 2021-06-17 14:16:03

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