Capitals Sign Defenseman Chase Priskie

The Washington Capitals announced that they have signed defenseman Chase Priskie to a one-year, two-way contract ($775,000/$350,000). Senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced the signing on Wednesday.

Priskie, 27, was originally drafted by Washington in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft, but was not signed to a contract before the Capitals rights expired.


Priskie recorded 22 points (11g, 11a) in 58 games with the San Diego Gulls and Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season, including 13 points (7g, 6a) in 16 games with San Diego after being acquired by the Anaheim Ducks organization on March 3. The 6’0″, 185-pound defenseman set AHL single-season career highs in goals and games played in 2022-23, which marked his fourth professional season. In 184 career AHL games with San Diego, Rochester, the Charlotte Checkers, the Syracuse Crunch and Springfield Thunderbirds, Priskie has recorded 95 points (30g, 65a).

The Pembroke Pines, Florida native appeared in four games with the Florida Panthers during the 2021-22 season, posting a +2 plus/minus rating.

Priskie played four years at Quinnipiac University (NCAA) from 2015-19, where he recorded 116 points (39g, 77a) in 154 games. Priskie served as the team’s captain his junior and senior seasons and was named to the ECAC First All-Star Team and a Hobey Baker Award finalist in 2018-19.

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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9 Responses to Capitals Sign Defenseman Chase Priskie

  1. Anonymous says:

    Is there no salary cap in the A

  2. Marky says:

    Bears are gonna be loaded again!

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m still pissed he didn’t sit with Caps in the first place, right out of college.

  3. Esteban says:

    Didn’t the Caps offer him a contract and he blew us off to go back to Florida?

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