Capitals Sign Shane Gersich

The Washington Capitals have signed forward Shane Gersich to a two-year entry-level contract beginning this season, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. 

As we reported earlier in the week, the Capitals have been working on a deal for an entry-level deal with Shane Gersich for the past several days. The Caps made it official on Friday. Gersich’s contract will carry an average annual value of $925,000 and he will report to the Capitals today.

Gersich is joining Washington on the road in Montreal, where the Capitals will play the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Shane Gersich would be 100th player from the University of North Dakota to play in the NHL. He joins fellow UND alumn, T.J. Oshie.

Gersich finished his collegiate career with 43 goals and 77 points in 117 career games and was a plus-31.

For more on Gersich’s latest level of play, checkout our Capitals Prospect Reports: February, January, December, November, October.

FROM CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE
The Capitals selected Gersich in the fifth round, 134th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Gersich, 21, recorded 29 points (13g, 16a) in 40 games with the University of North Dakota in his junior season, making him the second-highest goal scorer at North Dakota. Gersich also recorded four game-winning goals, tied for the most on the Fighting Hawks this season.

The Chaska, Mass. finished his NCAA career with 77 points (43g, 34a) in 117 games. The 5’11”, 175-pound forward was a NCAA All-Star Team Honorable Mention in his sophomore year after leading North Dakota in points (21g, 16a in 40 games), a season that included nine multi-point games. In his 2015-16 freshman season, Gersich’s nine goals ranked third among freshman at North Dakota, and Gersich scored the opening goal in the 2016 National Championship, which led to an eventual 5-1 win.

Gersich played in 52 games for the Omaha Lancers in the USHL in the 2014-15 season, leading the team in points (51), goals (28), power play points (16), power play goals (10) and game-winning goals (5). A product of the United States National Development Program, Gersich recorded 32 points (16g, 16a) in 61 games in the 2013-14 season. Gersich also played in seven games U-18 World Junior Championship, earning a gold medal with Team USA.

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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