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 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 Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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