Capitals Sign Bears Forward Mathias Bau to One-Year, Two-Way Contract

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The Washington Capitals have signed Hershey Bears forward Mathias Bau to a one-year, two-way deal that will begin in the 2018-19 season. This contract carries an average annual value of $700,000. 

Bau is coming off a 13 goal, 10 assist season with the chocolate and white including five game-winning goals which is tied for most on the team.

FROM THE CAPITALS
The Washington Capitals have signed forward Mathias Bau to a one-year, two-way contract beginning in the 2018-19 season, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Bau’s contract will carry an average annual value of $700,000.

Bau, 24, recorded 23 points (13g, 10a) in 58 games with the Hershey Bears this season. Bau also recorded five game-winning goals, tied for the most on the team, and scored five power play goals.

The Glostrup, Denmark, native played in 41 games for the Frederikshavn White Hawks (Denmark) in the 2016-17 season, leading the team in assists (24) and penalty minutes (81), tying for the team lead in points (40) and ranking second in plus/minus (+14). The 6’7″, 235-pound forward also tied for the team lead in playoff scoring with 13 points (4g, 9a) in 15 games. In 175 career games with Frederikshavn, Bau recorded 134 points (59g, 75a) and 234 penalty minutes. Bau represented Denmark at the 2017 IIHF World Championship, registering an assist in seven games played, and was named to the 2018 team prior to suffering an injury. Bau is expected to make a full recovery prior to next year’s training camp.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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One Response to Capitals Sign Bears Forward Mathias Bau to One-Year, Two-Way Contract

  1. Carl Frede Haugaard, Frederikshavn, Denmark says:

    No doubt that the CAPS can look forward to a Danish capacity in ice -hockey, Mathias Bau. Congratulation

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