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Aug. 11: Capitals Re-Sign Defenseman Jakub Cutta

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals


Capitals Re-Sign Defenseman Jakub Cutta

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 11, 2005 - The Washington Capitals re-signed defenseman Jakub Cutta (YA-kuhb CHEW-tuh), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Cutta, 23, was selected 61st overall (second round) by Washington in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Capitals as an 18-year-old in 2000-01 and has played eight games in parts of three seasons with Washington. The 6' 3", 210-pound native of Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic, recorded five assists and 100 penalty minutes in 63 games with Portland of the AHL in 2004-05.

In four AHL seasons Cutta has totaled five goals, 25 assists (30 points) and 333 penalty minutes in 244 games.

Prior to beginning his pro career in 2000-01, Cutta spent three seasons playing for the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL. He also played one season of junior hockey in his native Czech Republic and represented his country in the 2001 World Junior Championships, helping the Czech team to a gold medal.

Capitals season-ticket and partial plans for the 2005-06 season are now available. Season-ticket prices were reduced by an average of 11% last summer and will start at as low as $14 per game. Recently the Capitals announced an additional 5% rebate on all season and partial plans renewed or purchased before to Sept. 1. Call 202-266-CAPS or visit WashingtonCaps.com for information.  Plan holders can also take advantage of the Caps PowerPay option - monthly payments with no fees or charges.

Jakub Cutta
Position: Defenseman
Birthday: Dec. 29, 1981 (Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Rep.)
Height: 6-3         Weight: 210         Shoots: Left
Acquired: Capitals' second-round draft choice, 61st overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. 

Career Statistics:

                                                                                 Regular Season                                             Playoffs

Year        Team                        League          GP      G       A     Pts      PIM          GP      G       A     Pts   PIM

1997-98    Liberec Jr.                  Czech-Jr.          72       3      13      16         70              -        -        -        -        -

1998-99    Swift Current             WHL               59       3       3       6         63              -        -        -        -        -     

1999-00    Swift Current             WHL               71       2      12      14       114            12       0       2       2      24

2000-01    Swift Current             WHL               47       5       8      13       102            16       1       3       4      32

               Czech Republic           WJC                 7       0       1       1         24              -        -        -        -        -

               Washington              NHL                3       0       0       0          0              -        -        -        -        -

2001-02    Portland                    AHL               56       1       3       4         69              -        -        -        -        -                 

               Washington              NHL                2       0       0       0          0              -        -        -        -        -     

2002-03    Portland                    AHL               66       3      12      15       106             3       0       0       0       2

2003-04    Portland                    AHL               59       1       5       6         58             7       2       0       2       7

               Washington              NHL                3       0       0       0          0              -        -        -        -        -

2004-05    Portland                    AHL               63       0       5       5       100              -        -        -        -        -

              

               TOTALS                  NHL                8       0       0       0          0              -        -        -        -        -     

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