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.
FROM THE CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE
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.
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) May 18, 2018
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