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The Washington Capitals announced on Saturday afternoon that they have re-signed defenseman Colby Williams to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal carries a cap hit of $700,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the AHL level. The 24-year old became a restricted free agent on July 1.
Williams posted 10 points, all assists, and a -15 rating in 36 games with the AHL’s Hershey Bears last season. In 165 career AHL games, he has tallied seven goals, 43 points, and a -13 rating.
The Capitals selected Williams in the sixth-round (173rd overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.
From The Caps
The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Colby Williams to a one-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Williams’ contract will carry an average annual salary of $700,000 ($90,000 AHL).
Williams, 24, recorded 10 assists in 36 games with the Hershey Bears (AHL) last season.
In 165 career AHL, all with Hershey, the Regina, Sask., native has recorded 43 points (7g, 36a) and 167 penalty minutes.
The 6’0″, 200-pound defenseman played for the Regina Pats (WHL) for six seasons from 2010-16 and registered 104 points (25g, 79a) in 211 career games. In addition, he served as captain of the Pats during the 2015-16 season.
Williams was drafted by the Capitals in the sixth round, 173rd overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft.
By Harrison Brown