Capitals Sign Mike Vecchione To One-Year Two-Way Deal

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

The Washington Capitals announced on Monday afternoon that they have signed Mike Vecchione to a one-year two-way contract for $750,000/275,000.

Vecchione, 29, is tied for first on the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season with 38 points (13g, 25a) and leads the team with 25 assists. The 5’10”, 193-pound forward is just two points shy of tying his AHL career high in points in a season (2017-18: 40 points).

Vecchione appeared in one game for the Capitals this season and has three career NHL games.


FROM THR CAPITALS

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed forward Mike Vecchione to a one-year, two-way contract ($750,000/275,000), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Vecchione, 29, is tied for first on the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season with 38 points (13g, 25a) and leads the team with 25 assists. The 5’10”, 193-pound forward is just two points shy of tying his AHL career high in points in a season (2017-18: 40 points).

The Saugus, Mass., native appeared in one game for the Capitals this season and has three career NHL games.

Vecchione 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.

Vecchione 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.

Vecchione 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.

In 257 career AHL games between Hershey, Lehigh Valley, the San Antonio Rampage and Colorado, Vecchione has recorded 162 points (73g, 89a).

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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2 Responses to Capitals Sign Mike Vecchione To One-Year Two-Way Deal

  1. Anonymous says:

    Solid signing. Somewhat surprised Lehigh Valley let him go.

  2. steven says:

    Good signing, not really for depth but for leadership in Hershey.

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