Forward Matt Hendricks
, who had been invited to training camp with the Washington Capitals
on a tryout basis, signed a one-year contract with the team Monday, the terms of which were not disclosed.
Hendricks, who totaled 9 goals, 16 points and 74 penalty minutes in 56 games for Colorado last season, recorded a hat trick in Washington's 6-2 preseason win over Columbus.
Hendricks played for Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau
in the AHL as a member of the Hershey Bears in 2006-07. He recorded 18 goals and 44 points in 65 games. Hendricks also appeared in 19 AHL playoff games that season, finishing with 8 goals and 12 points.
Hendricks was originally drafted by Nashville in the fifth round of the 2000 Entry Draft.