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Call The Landlord: Capitals Ink Brett Leason To Two-Year, One-Way Deal



Capitals forward Brett Leason

ARLINGTON, V.A. — The Washington Capitals are bringing back Brett Leason and signed him to a two-year, $1.55 million extension on Monday.

Leason, a 2019 second-round pick, was a restricted free agent. It is a one-way contract, and the first year will pay $750,000 while the second will carry a cap hit of $800,000.

The 23-year-old right wing made the NHL jump this season after a strong training camp and performance in Hershey. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 29 against the Arizona Coyotes and ended up skating in 36 games for Washington, dishing three goals and three assists. Leason also played in Game 2 against the Florida Panthers, marking his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut.

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He also appeared in 31 games with the Bears, registering six goals and seven assists.

Leason is a big, strong forward who can play well at both ends of the ice. The 6-5, 218-pound right wing is a hard-working player who is a good skater and growing his two-way play. Leason also has a great work ethic, which has helped him with his development.

This past season, Leason skated in a few different roles and also served as one of the wingers to sub in on the Carl Hagelin-Nic Dowd-Garnet Hathaway powerhouse fourth line when injuries struck.

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