In February, the Capitals landed 34-year-old defenseman Tom Gilbert from the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations.
The veteran of 655 NHL games never played in Washington, but left an indelible mark in Hershey. Gilbert tallied 13 points in 25 AHL games and had a veteran influence on the team’s young defenders.
On Friday, it was announced that Gilbert was leaving North America to play in Germany. Gilbert signed a one-year deal with the DEL’s Nürnberg Ice Tigers.