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The Washington Capitals have signed Mike Sgarbossa to a two-year, two-way contract ($775,000/$525,000), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
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Sgarbossa, 30, recorded 58 points (21g, 37a) in 60 regular-season games with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season. The 6’0″, 187-pound forward led Hershey in assists, points and power-play assists (16). In addition, Sgarbossa ranked tied for first on the team in game-winning goals (5), second in power-play points (18), tied for second in plus/minus (+19) and third in goals. Sgarbossa’s 58 points marked his highest single-season point total since 2018-19 (65p in 75 GP), his first season with the Bears, while his 37 assists marked a career high. In 218 games with Hershey, Sgarbossa has recorded 194 points (79g, 115a).
Sgarbossa tallied three points (1g, 2a) in Hershey’s four-game Atlantic Division Semifinals series against the Charlotte Checkers.
The Campbellville, Ontario native has appeared in 17 games with the Capitals since the 2019-20 season, recording six points (2g, 4a). In 65 career NHL games with the Capitals, Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Avalanche, Sgarbossa has recorded 16 points (4g, 12a). Sgarbossa has recorded 393 points (151g, 242a) in 530 career AHL games with the Bears, Manitoba Moose, San Diego Gulls, Springfield Thunderbirds, Lake Erie Monsters and Norfolk Admirals.
He plays really well in the AH< is there any chance that we get to see him for some games in DC next season? Especially if Kuzy is traded for picks?
He hasn’t had a good postseason at all. I think he’s somebody good to have in reserves.
I highly doubt it, unless the next season is a whole lot worse than this past one injury wise. He is better served putting up points in Hershey next season teaching Sudz and Miro about the NA pro life. I feel like Lapierre is the call-up center next season, not Sgarbossa.
I am surprised this is a 2-way deal. No need to have him as an NHL contract. He is still getting paid 525k in AHL. Thought they would go the Veccicone route and give him a rich AHL deal.
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