The Washington Capitals re-signed forward Chandler Stephenson to a one-year, $1.05 million contract, less than a week before the scheduled Aug. 1 arbitration hearing. 

The deal sets Stephenson up to be a restricted free agent (with arbitration rights) next summer.

Last season Stephenson put up 11 points in 64 games for the Capitals (five goals, 6 assists). 

In his four seasons in the NHL, all with Washington, Stephenson has 11 goals and 18 assists, plus a 52% face-off win percentage. 

The forward is the latest free agent to re-sign with the Capitals, after Washington nailed down deals with Christian Djoos and Jakub Vrana, amongst others, leaving them in a tricky situation cap-wise. 

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