Capitals Re-sign Riley Barber to One-Year Deal

The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Riley Barber to a one-year contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Barber’s contract will carry an average annual value of $650,000 and $115,000 in the AHL. 

FROM CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE

The 6’0”, 190-pound forward led the Hershey Bears with 20 goals last season and ranked fourth in points (38). The Pittsburgh native also led Hershey in power play goals (10) and tied for first in game-winning goals (5). Additionally, Barber recorded 10 multi-point games.

Barber has earned 120 points (59g, 61a) in 173 career AHL games with Hershey and was named Hershey’s Rookie of the Year in 2016 following a 55-point season (26g, 29a).

Barber, 24, made his NHL/Capitals debut on Feb. 24, 2017 against the Edmonton Oilers and played in three games with Washington in the 2016-17 season.

Barber played at Miami University (Ohio) for three seasons from 2012-15 and earned 123 points (54g, 69a) in 116 games. He was drafted by the Capitals in the sixth round, 167th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.

By Jon Sorensen

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.
This entry was posted in News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Capitals Re-sign Riley Barber to One-Year Deal

  1. Pingback: Hershey Bears Scenes from the 2017-18 Season (Part 1 of 3) | NoVa Caps

  2. Pingback: Storylines To Watch In Capitals Training Camp And Pre-Season | NoVa Caps

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s