Report: Chase Priskie Will Not Sign With Capitals, Will Become Unrestricted Free Agent on August 15

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Quinnipiac Bobcats defenseman and Washington Capitals‘ prospect Chase Priskie will not sign an entry-level contract with the Capitals and become an unrestricted free agent on August 15.

 

He was named a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the player of the year in the NCAA. Priskie, 23, recorded 17 goals, 39 points, and a +20 rating in 34 games for Quinnipiac this past season. The Capitals selected the defenseman in the sixth-round (177th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.

Priskie is currently finishing his senior season at Quinnipiac and has been the team’s captain for the last two seasons. In 154 career games with Quinnipiac, Priskie posted 38 goals, 116 points, and a +40 rating, including a career-high +18 rating this season.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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3 Responses to Report: Chase Priskie Will Not Sign With Capitals, Will Become Unrestricted Free Agent on August 15

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:

    Shades of Eric Lindros, Jimmy Vesey, John Elway.

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  2. Day One Caps Fan says:

    I remember one Caps’ year, when they were big-time under-achieving, that Peter Bondra and Sergei Gonchar decided to “hold out” at the start of the season to protest their meager pay and wimpy contracts. Anyone remember which season?

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  3. Pingback: Capitals Sign Bobby Nardella To Two-Year Entry-Level Contract | NoVa Caps

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