A few days after announcing the re-signing of depth defenseman Aaron Ness, the Capitals have inked another organizational talent.
D-man Tyler Lewington and the Caps have agreed to terms on a new two-year, two-way contract.
The deal’s average annual value is $675,000.
The feisty 2013 seventh-round pick had ten fights during the 2017-18 season, leading all Hershey Bears players. Lewington most notably dropped his mitts with Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese, who Tom Wilson illegally checked in the head during the Caps second round series against Pittsburgh.
Here’s video of eight of his ten fights.
Lewington also chipped in two goals and nine assists in 71 games.
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The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Tyler Lewington to a two-year, two-way contract, with an average annual value of $675,000, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Lewington, 23, recorded 11 points (2g, 9a) in 71 games with the Hershey Bears (AHL) this season. The Edmonton, Alberta, native ranked third in the AHL in penalty minutes (149) and third among Hershey defensemen in games played.
In the 2016-17 season, Lewington finished with 17 points (4g, 13a) and 142 penalty minutes in 72 games. Lewington is the only Bears defenseman to participate in at least 70 games in each of the last two seasons. In 175 games with the Hershey Bears, Lewington has 34 points (9g, 25a) and 380 penalty minutes.
The 6’2″, 202-pound defenseman was drafted by the Capitals in the seventh round, 204th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft after spending four seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
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