WASHINGTON, D.C. — On a bit of a busy day transaction-wise, the Washington Capitals rewarded Mike Vecchione with a one-year, two-way contract extension.
Washington originally signed Vecchione to a one-year, two-way deal back in August. The 29-year-old is tied for the lead in scoring on the Hershey Bears this season with 13 goals and 25 assists (38 points) through 46 games. He is two points away from tying his career-high in single-season points. He also appeared in one game for the Capitals this season, picking up three shots through 5:06 minutes against the Carolina Hurricanes on March 18.
Vecchione played for four seasons at Union College, picking up 176 points in 149 NCAA games. He was also the team captain in his final two years. The 5-10, 189-pound forward then signed with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2017 as an undrafted free agent.
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A versatile forward, Vecchione is a talented forward who possesses a good shot and offensive acumen. He also plays a good two-way game. Through 257 career AHL games, he has 73 goals and 89 assists.
With the Vecchione signing, the Capitals not only hold onto a strong depth forward but a well-liked player and strong AHL scorer and leader.
Washington was busy on Monday with regard to contracts, also signing Dartmouth goaltender and undrafted free agent netminder Clay Stevenson. Stevenson inked a two-year entry-level deal with the team.