Capitals Sign Devante Smith-Pelly


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The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Devante Smith-Pelly to a one-year, two-way contract ($650,000/$300,000), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. 

Smith-Pelly began his junior career in 2008–09, recording 25 points over 57 games with the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). During the 2009 playoffs, he added five points over 11 games. One of his two goals ended the second-longest game in OHL history, as he scored in triple-overtime to eliminate the Barrie Colts in the conference quarterfinals.

The following season, he improved to 62 points over 60 games. In the subsequent summer, he was selected 42nd overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

FROM CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE

Smith-Pelly, 25, registered nine points (4g, 5a) in 53 games with the New Jersey Devils last season. During the 2015-16 season, the 6’0”, 215-pound right wing recorded 25 points (14g, 11a) in 64 games with Montreal and New Jersey, earning career highs in goals, points and game-winning goals (5). In addition, Smith-Pelly earned a career-high three points (2g, 1a) on March 17, 2016 against Minnesota and recorded a career-long four-game point streak from March 10 to March 17, 2016 (4g, 2a).

During the 2014-15 season, he recorded 20 points (6g, 14a) in 74 games with Anaheim and Montreal, marking career highs in games played and assists. Smith-Pelly has recorded 77 points (33g, 44a) in 266 career NHL games with Anaheim, Montreal and New Jersey. The Scarborough, Ont., native was drafted by Anaheim in the second round, 42nd overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft. In 124 career AHL games with Norfolk and Syracuse, Smith-Pelly has earned 76 points (41g, 35a) in 124 career AHL games with Norfolk and Syracuse.

Info at Hockey Reference here:

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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5 Responses to Capitals Sign Devante Smith-Pelly

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  3. Gary Milstead says:

    As far as Karl Alzner is concerned I did not like his public goodby.So goodby and good ridince. I hope the Caps win the Cup.

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