The Capitals have re-signed center Mike Carman to a one-year contract extension, general manager George McPhee announced today.
Carman, 24, collected 18 points 10 goals, eight assists in 60 games last season with Hershey and Lake Erie of the AHL. He was acquired from Colorado for defenseman Danny Richmond on Feb. 2, 2012, and posted one goal in five postseason games with the Hershey Bears.
The native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, has collected 37 points 21 goals, 16 assists and 110 penalty minutes in 139 career AHL games and was a member of Team USA at three different World Junior Championship tournaments from 2006-2008.
The 6-foot, 185-pound center was originally drafted by Colorado in the third round 81st overall of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Defenseman Madison Bowey re-signed with the Capitals on Thursday, inking a two-year extension that will carry an average of $1 million.
Bowey carried a cap charge of $703,333 last season.
The 23-year-old appeared in 51 games for the Caps in 2017-18, amassing 12 assists, 24 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of minus-3.
Bowey also suited up in nine contests for AHL Hershey, though he finished the season as one of the Black Aces during Washington's run to the Stanley Cup.
With Bowey back in the fold, the Caps now have six of seven defenseman from last season’s roster under contract. (Veteran Brooks Orpik remains an unrestricted free agent.)
Bowey had an uneven first year in the NHL—he didn’t play following the late-February addition of Michal Kempny—but the Caps expect that the 6-2, 198-pound right-shot blue liner will become reliable full-time player with more seasoning.
Bowey’s deal leaves Tom Wilson as the Caps' only remaining unsigned restricted free agent. The sides are in discussions on a multi-year extension.
Including Bowey’s extension, the Caps have roughly $7.3 million in salary cap space remaining, according to CapFriendly.
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