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Aug 15: Capitals Re-Sign Right Wing Brian Willsie

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals


Capitals Re-sign Right Wing Brian Willsie

 WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 15, 2005 - The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Brian Willsie (WIHL-see), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Willsie, 27, split last season between Portland of the AHL and Olimpija Ljubljana of the Slovenian League. The 6' 1", 195-pound native of London, Ont., recorded 24 goals, 17 assists (41 points) and 47 penalty minutes in 53 games with Portland in 2004-05.

In four NHL seasons Willsie has totaled 17 goals, 13 assists (30 points) and 47 penalty minutes in 118 games. Three of his goals have come on the power play, one was shorthanded and two have been game-winners. He totaled 10 goals and 15 points in 49 games with the Capitals in 2003-04.

Willsie was selected 146th overall (sixth round) by Colorado in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with Colorado in 1999-00 and came to Washington from the Avalanche via the NHL Waiver Draft Oct. 3, 2003.

Prior to beginning his pro career in 1998-99, Willsie spent three seasons playing for the Guelph Storm of the OHL. He played for Team Canada in the 1998 World Junior Championships.

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.

Brian Willsie

Position: Right Wing

Birthday: March 16, 1978 (London, Ont.)

Height: 6-1            Weight: 195            Shoots: Right

Acquired: Claimed from Colorado in NHL Waiver Draft, Oct. 3, 2003.

 

Career Statistics:

                                                                        Regular Season                                                             Playoffs

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

1995-96            Guelph            OHL            65            13            21            34            18            16            4            2            6            6

1996-97            Guelph            OHL            64            37            31            68            37            18            15            4            19            10

1997-98            Guelph            OHL            57            45            31            76            41            12            9            5            14            18

1998-99            Hershey             AHL            72            19            10            29            28            3            1            0            1            0

1999-00            Hershey            AHL            78            20            39            59            44            12            2            6            8            8

            Colorado            NHL            1            0            0            0            0            -            -            -            -            -

2000-01            Hershey            AHL            48            18            23            41            20            12            7            2            9            14                       

2001-02            Colorado            NHL            56            7            7            14            14            4            0            1            1            2           

2002-03            Hershey            AHL            59            29            28            57            49            -            -            -            -            -

            Colorado            NHL            12            0            1            1            15            6            1            0            1            2

2003-04            Washington            NHL            49            10            5            15            18            -            -            -            -            -

2004-05            ZM Olimpija Ljubljana            Slovenia            2            0            3            3            4            -            -            -            -            -

            ZM Olimpija Ljubljana            Interliga            12            7            6            13            34            -            -            -            -            -

            Portland            AHL            53            24            17            41            47            -            -            -            -            -

           

            TOTALS            NHL            118            17            13            30            47            -            -            -            -            -

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