Capitals Re-sign Liam O’Brien

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The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Liam O’Brien to a one-year, two-way contract, with an average annual value of $700,000, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

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O’Brien, 24, has registered two points (one goal, one assist) in 17 career games with the Capitals. The 6’1”, 215-pound forward made his NHL debut on Oct. 9, 2014 against Montreal, earned his first NHL point with an assist on Oct. 14, 2014 against San Jose and scored his first career NHL goal on Oct. 26, 2014 at Vancouver.

“The Big Tuna” posted a message on his Instagram account shortly after the announced signing on Monday:

In 74 games with Hershey last season, the Halifax, Nova Scotia, native recorded 28 points (15g, 13a), ranked fifth on the team in goals and second in penalty minutes (118).

In the 2017-18 season, O’Brien recorded 26 points (17g, 9a) in 69 games, setting a single season AHL high in goals, and ranked third on the team in penalty minutes (79). 

O’Brien has earned 108 points (53g, 55a) and 555 penalty minutes in 311 career AHL games with Hershey.

O’Brien signed with Washington as a free agent on Oct. 6, 2014.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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