ARLINGTON, VA. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Mathieu Perreault to a one-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Perreault, 23, played in 35 games for the Capitals last season, collecting 14 points (seven goals, seven assists). He set career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points and penalty minutes (20). The 5’10”, 175-pound native of Drummondville, Quebec, also recorded 35 points (11 goals, 24 assists) in 34 regular-season games and six points (three goals, three assists) in six playoff games for the Hershey Bears. He finished seventh on the team during the regular season in points despite playing in only 34 games.
Perreault, who wears No. 85 for Washington, registered 50 points (16 goals, 34 assists) and 34 penalty minutes in 56 regular season games with Hershey during the 2009-10 campaign. He helped lead the Bears to the Calder Cup championship with 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists) and 18 penalty minutes in 21 playoff games. In addition, he collected nine points (four goals, five assists) and six penalty minutes in 21 games for the Capitals.
In 56 career NHL games with Washington, Perreault has registered 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists) and 26 penalty minutes. Perreault was drafted by the Capitals in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.