Capitals Sign Forward Michael Vecchione To One Year, Two-Way Deal

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The Washington Capitals announced on Thursday that they have signed forward Michael Vecchione to a one-year, two-way contract ($750,000/$195,000), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.


Vecchione, 28, recorded 10 points (7g, 3a) in 18 games with the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season, tying for the third-most goals on the team.

The 5’10”, 194-pound forward entered the 2020-21 season with three consecutive AHL seasons with at least 36 points, including a career high of 40 points (17g, 23a) as a member of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the 2017-18 season.

The Saugus, Mass., native originally signed with the Philadelphia Flyers on March 31, 2017 following four seasons at Union College (NCAA), where he recorded 176 points (71g, 105a) in 149 career games, additionally serving as team captain for his junior and senior seasons. Vecchione has appeared in two career NHL games, both with the Flyers in the 2016-17 season.

In 211 career AHL games between Lehigh Valley, the San Antonio Rampage and Colorado, Vecchione has recorded 124 points (60g, 64a).

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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  3. hockeydruid says:

    Nice depth signing.

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