Capitals Sign Defenseman Paul LaDue

The Washington Capitals announced on Saturday the signing of right-handed defenseman Paul LaDue to a one-year, $700,000 contract.


– The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Paul LaDue to a one-year, $700,000 contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

LaDue, 28, recorded an assist in two games with the Los Angeles Kings last season. Additionally, the 6’2”, 200-pound defenseman registered 27 points (9g, 18a) in 48 games with the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League (AHL).

The Grand Forks, N.D., native recorded five points (2g, 3a) in 33 games with the Kings in the 2018-19 season. LaDue led all team defensemen with at least 15 games played in shot attempt percentage at five-on-five (402 shot attempts for, 393 against) and ranked second in hits per 60 minutes of play (7.01).

LaDue attended the University of North Dakota, winning an NCAA Championship during the 2015-16 season.

The signing is the fourth defenseman signed by the Capitals in the last 24 hours. On Friday the Capitals announced the signing of Justin Schultz to a two-year, eight million dollar deal.

Earlier in the day on Saturday the Capitals announced the signing of Cameron Schilling to a one year, two-way deal. Saturday evening the Capitals announced the signing of defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a one-year contract worth $800,000.

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 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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