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Aug 15: Capitals Re-Sign Defenseman Brendan Witt

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals


Capitals Re-sign Defenseman Brendan Witt

 WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 15, 2005 - The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Brendan Witt, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Witt, 30, was selected 11th overall (first round) by Washington in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. The 6' 2", 219-pound native of Humboldt, Sask., has played nine seasons in the NHL and recorded 19 goals, 53 assists (72 points) and 894 penalty minutes in 568 games. He totaled two goals, 10 assists (12 points) and 123 penalty minutes in 72 games with the Capitals in 2003-04, establishing a career high in points for the third consecutive season.

Prior to beginning his pro career in 1995-96, Witt spent four seasons playing for Seattle of the WHL. He played for Team Canada in the 1994 World Junior Championships, helping the Canadians to a gold medal in the tournament.

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. 

Witt's career statistics on following page.

Brendan Witt
Position: Defenseman

Birthday: February 20, 1975 (Humboldt, Sask.)

Height: 6-2            Weight: 219            Shoots: Left

Acquired: Capitals' first-round draft choice, 11th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Career Statistics:

                                                                        Regular Season                                                             Playoffs

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

1990-91            Seattle            WHL            -            -            -            -            -            1            0            0            0            0

1991-92            Seattle            WHL            67            3            9            12            212            15            1            1            2            84

1992-93            Seattle            WHL            70            2            26            28            239            5            1            2            3            30           

1993-94            Seattle            WHL            56            8            31            39            235            9            3            8            11            23

            Team Canada            WJC            7            0            0            0            6            -            -            -            -            -

1994-95                                                DID NOT PLAY           

1995-96            Washington            NHL            48            2            3            5            85            -            -            -            -            -

1996-97            Portland            AHL            30            2            4            6            56            5            1            0            1            30

            Washington            NHL            44            3            2            5            88            -            -            -            -            -

1997-98            Washington            NHL             64            1            7            8            112            16            1            0            1            14

1998-99            Washington            NHL            54            2            5            7            87            -            -            -            -            -

1999-00            Washington            NHL            77            1            7            8            114            3            0            0            0            0

2000-01            Washington            NHL            72            3            3            6            101            6            2            0            2            12                       

2001-02            Washington            NHL            68            3            7            10            78            -            -            -            -            -           

2002-03            Washington            NHL            69            2            9            11            106            6            1            0            1            0

2003-04            Washington            NHL            72            2            10            12            123            -            -            -            -            -

2004-05            Bracknell            Brit-2            3            1            4            5            0            -            -            -            -            -

           

            TOTALS            NHL            568            19            53            72            894            31            4            0            4            26

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