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The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Garrett Pilon to a two-year, $1.5 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The first year of Pilon’s contract will be a two-way contract ($750,000/$110,000), while the second year will be a one-way contract ($750,000).
Pilon, 23, made his NHL debut with the Capitals last season on May 8, 2021, against the Philadelphia Flyers. The 6’0″, 190-pound forward also recorded 16 points (4g, 12a) in 14 games with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), ranking third on Hershey in points per game (1.14).
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The Kindersley, Saskatchewan, native set career highs in goals (18) and points (36) during the shortened 2019-20 AHL season with Hershey. Pilon ranked third on Hershey in goals, fifth in points and tied for second in power play goals (5). Pilon recorded a combined 17 points (10g, 7a) in Hershey’s final 22 games.
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In 146 career games with Hershey, Pilon has recorded 85 points (32g, 53a).
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From the 2015-16 season to 2017-18, Pilon played in 207 combined games in the Western Hockey League (WHL) between the Kamloops Blazers and the Everett Silvertips, recording 192 points (69g, 123a). During his final season in the WHL in 2017-18, Pilon recorded 80 points (34g, 46a) in 69 combined games between Kamloops and Everett.
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Pilon was selected with the Capitals’ third round pick, 87th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.
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