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Aug. 12: Capitals Re-sign Left Wing Matt Pettinger

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Capitals Re-sign Left Wing Matt Pettinger

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals re-signed left wing Matt Pettinger, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pettinger, 24, was selected 43rd overall (second round) by Washington in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Capitals in 2000-01. The 6' 1", 205-pound native of Edmonton recorded seven goals, five assists (12 points) and 37 penalty minutes in 71 games with Washington in 2003-04.

In four NHL seasons Pettinger has totaled 14 goals, eight assists (22 points) and 83 penalty minutes in 143 games. Two of his goals have come on the power play and two have been game-winners.

Prior to beginning his pro career in 2000-01, Pettinger spent two seasons playing for the University of Denver and one with the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL. He played for ZM Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenia in 2004-05.

Matt Pettinger

Position: Left Wing

Birthday: October 22, 1980 (Edmonton, Alta.)

Height: 6-1            Weight: 205            Shoots: Left

Acquired: Capitals’ second-round draft choice, 43rd 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

1998-99            U. of Denver            WCHA            33            6            14            20            44            -            -            -            -            -

1999-00            U. of Denver            WCHA            19            2            6            8            49            -            -            -            -            -

            Calgary            WHL            27            14            6            20            41            11            2            6            8            30

2000-01            Portland            AHL            64            19            17            36            92            2            0            0            0            4

            Washington            NHL            10            0            0            0            2            -            -            -            -            -                       

2001-02            Portland            AHL            9            3            3            6            24            -            -            -            -            -           

            Washington            NHL            61            7            3            10            44            -            -            -            -            -

2002-03            Portland            AHL            69            14            13            27            72            3            0            2            2            2

            Washington            NHL            1            0            0            0            0            -            -            -            -            -

2003-04            Washington            NHL            71            7            5            12            37            -            -            -            -            -

2004-05            Olimpija Ljubljana            Slovenia            8            2            5            7            41            -            -            -            -            -

 

            TOTALS            NHL            143            14            8            22            83            -            -            -            -            -

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