Thursday afternoon, the Capitals announced they re-signed depth center Chandler Stephenson to a two-year, $1.3 million contract.
His contract is two-way ($650,000/$125,000) during the upcoming 2017-18 season and one-way ($650,000) during the 2018-19 season. Does this sound extremely familiar? Are you experiencing some weird déjà vu feelings? You should because the Capitals made basically the exact same deal yesterday, but for goaltender Pheonix Copley.
Since being drafted by the Capitals at 77th overall in 2012, Stephenson has registered 81 points (25 goals, 56 assists) in 174 career games with Hershey. Last season, Stephenson had 38 points (10 goals, 28 assists) in 72 games which gave him a career highs in points, goals, assists, and games played. He was ranked tied for third on the Bears in games played, fifth in assists, and seventh in points.
While the 23-year-old center has spent most of his time in Hershey, he did play four games with the Capitals last season. Stephenson has appeared in 13 career games with the Capitals.