Caps Re-sign Brett Connolly to Two-year Deal


Just days after -re-signing top-line right wing T.J. Oshie to a massive eight-year contract, the Capitals have inked fellow right wing Brett Connolly to a two-year, $3 million contract, per TSN’s Bob McKenzie. The team did not extend a qualifying offer to the former first-round pick (sixth overall in 2010) and it was reported that the two sides were making progress on a new deal.

Signed by the Capitals last summer to a one-year, $850,000 free agent contract, Connolly set a career-high in goals with 15 and second-best total of 23 points. While he started the season playing only in spurts, Connolly eventually earned himself a spot on the Caps’ third-line, and saw his playing time and offensive production increase. In his first season with the Capitals, Connolly had a career-high 18.5 shooting percentage and revived his career on a high-scoring Caps team.

Despite his strong regular season, Connolly disappeared in the playoffs, as he played only seven games, scoring no points, and finishing the playoffs with a plus/minus rating of minus-2. Connolly’s signing gives the Capitals an experienced forward that is capable of playing on the third line. With veteran right wing Justin Williams likely headed for the free agent market, Connolly’s re-signing is a smart and cost-effective move for the Caps to make.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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16 Responses to Caps Re-sign Brett Connolly to Two-year Deal

  1. Anonymous says:

    Who in the blue hell is this guy?

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