The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Michael Sgarbossa to a two-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The contract will pay Sgarbossa $750,000 NHL/$425,000 AHL in 2021-22 and $750,000 NHL/$500,000 AHL in 2022-23.
Sgarbossa, 28, appeared in five games with Washington during the 2020-21 season, recording two assists and a +2 plus/minus rating. The 6’0”, 182-pound forward also recorded 10 points (5g, 5a) in 14 games with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), ranking sixth on Hershey in goals per game (0.36) and seventh in points per game (0.71).
During the 2019-20 season, Sgarbossa played two games with Washington, making his Capitals debut on Nov. 20, 2019, against the New York Rangers. Sgarbossa also recorded 40 points (13g, 27a) in 39 games with Hershey, which ranked third on the team. Additionally, the Campbellville, Ontario, native led Hershey in points per game (1.03), tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (4) and ranked tied for second in power play goals (5).
Mike Sgarbossa wins it in overtime! Bears win 9th straight, 6-5. pic.twitter.com/vKWWva1BcJ
— NoVa Caps (@NoVa_Caps) December 28, 2019
Sgarbossa has recorded 12 points (2g, 10a) in 55 career NHL games with Washington, the Anaheim Ducks, the Florida Panthers and the Colorado Avalanche. In 440 career AHL games between Hershey, the Manitoba Moose, the Springfield Thunderbirds, the San Diego Gulls, the Norfolk Admirals and the Lake Erie Monsters, Sgarbossa has recorded 314 points (120g, 194a) and was an AHL All-Star in 2013 and 2019.
Mike Sgarbossa breaks the Bears’ power play goal drought with a tally late in the second period. Bears lead 1-0. pic.twitter.com/YB2TMgflIl
— NoVa Caps (@NoVa_Caps) December 8, 2019
In his final season in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sudbury Wolves, Sgarbossa led the League with 102 points (47g, 55a) and was a member of the OHL First All-Star Team in 2012.