The Caps have signed right wing Devante Smith-Pelly to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Monday morning.
Smith-Pelly totaled four goals and five assists in 53 games for the Devils last season. On Friday, New Jersey bought out the final year of his contract ($1.3 million).
The 25-year-old’s deal with Washington calls for $650,000 in the NHL and $300,000 in the minor leagues.
Originally Anaheim’s second round pick in 2010, Smith-Pelly has played 266 games for the Ducks, Canadiens and Devils, amassing 33 goals and 44 assists.
A frequent scratch last season, the fourth-liner ended the campaign on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.
Smith-Pelly’s best season came in 2015-16, which was split between Montreal and New Jersey. The Ontario native totaled 14 goals and 11 assists in 64 games.
Given the holes in the Caps’ forward lineup, Smith-Pelly figures to have a good shot a securing a job in the bottom six next season.
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