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Capitals Add Ex-Hobey Baker Award Finalist On Two-Way Deal



Rochester Americans defenseman Chase Priskie (left) battles for the puck in a 2023 game. (Rochester Americans)

Chase Priskie, a former draft pick of the Washington Capitals, has agreed to a two-way contract with the organization, the team announced Wednesday.

The contract term for Priskie, a 27-year-old defenseman, is one year.

Priskie tallied 22 points — 11 games, 11 assists — in the AHL last season, splitting time with the Rochester Americans and San Diego Gulls. Thirteen of his points came in only 16 games with the Gulls.

A 2016 draft pick of the Capitals who ultimately did not sign with the organization, Priskie played four NHL games with the Florida Panthers during the 2021-22 season. Otherwise, he’s played for five different AHL teams since leaving Quinnipiac University in 2019.

At Quinnipiac, Priskie totaled 116 points — 39 goals, 77 assists — during his four-year career, and was the team’s captain during his junior and senior seasons. He was a finalist for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award, losing out to Cale Makar.

Jared Serre covers the Washington Capitals for Washington Hockey Now. He is a graduate of West Virginia University.