Capitals Re-Sign Defenseman Tyler Lewington to Two-Year, Two-Way Deal


The Washington Capitals signed defenseman Tyler Lewington to a two-year, two-way contract with an average annual value of $675,000 on Friday afternoon. Lewington is a standout on the Hershey Bears blueline, coming off a season where he recorded 11 points (two goals, nine assists). Additionally, he was third among Bears defenseman in games played with 71 for the chocolate and white. 

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Tyler Lewington to a two-year, two-way contract, with an average annual value of $675,000, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Lewington, 23, recorded 11 points (2g, 9a) in 71 games with the Hershey Bears (AHL) this season. The Edmonton, Alberta, native ranked third in the AHL in penalty minutes (149) and third among Hershey defensemen in games played.

In the 2016-17 season, Lewington finished with 17 points (4g, 13a) and 142 penalty minutes in 72 games. Lewington is the only Bears defenseman to participate in at least 70 games in each of the last two seasons. In 175 games with the Hershey Bears, Lewington has 34 points (9g, 25a) and 380 penalty minutes.

The 6’2″, 202-pound defenseman was drafted by the Capitals in the seventh round, 204th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft after spending four seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

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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