Photo: Kirk Irwin
After former bottom six players Jason Chimera signed with the New York Islanders and Michael Latta signed with the Los Angeles Kings, the Capitals made their first significant move of the day, signing 24-year-old Brett Connolly to a one-year, $850k deal.
The news was first reported by TSN’s Gord Miller.
Brett Connolly signs a 1 year with Washington for $850,000.
— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) July 1, 2016
Drafted sixth overall in 2010, Connolly has been a low-key but dependable depth asset for Tampa and Boston since 2012.
Connolly (caps) is a solid bottom six player, scores at evens, pushes shots. pic.twitter.com/yfvwJmRDIR
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) July 1, 2016
Connolly had a career year last season, scoring nine goals and tallying 25 points – all career highs. However he also only received 24 seconds of ice time shorthanded with the Boston Bruins.
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