forward Tomas Fleischmann
, who set career highs last season in goals, assists and points, signed a one-year contract with the team Thursday.
Fleischmann, 26, finished the season with 23 goals and 28 assists for 51 points and had a plus-9 rating. He finished sixth on the team in goals and seventh in points and ranked sixth in the NHL with a 19.0 shooting percentage. Fleischmann scored 10 of his 23 goals in the first period and scored eight goals in the 10 games that Alex Ovechkin
was missing from the lineup. He established offensive career highs despite missing the first 11 games of the season recovering from deep vein thrombosis in his leg.
The Koprivinice, Czech Republic, native was acquired from Detroit in a 2004 trade and has played 260 career games for the Capitals. He has compiled 128 points (56 goals, 72 assists) and has improved his goal and point totals each year. Fleischmann represented the Czech Republic in the 2010 Olympics and was a key member of the Hershey Bears team that won the 2006 Calder Cup, leading the American Hockey League in playoff assists (21).