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Capitals Re-Sign Left Wing Matt Pettinger

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Washington, D.C. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed left wing Matt Pettinger to a three-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Pettinger, 25, tied for third on the Capitals in 2005-06 with a career-high 20 goals, while his 38 points ranked sixth on the team and were more than three times his previous career high. He led the team and was tied for third in the NHL with five shorthanded goals. The 6’1”, 210-pound Edmonton native scored 10 of his 20 goals in the third period and scored goals in back-to-back games five times during the course of the year. He scored a goal on his first career penalty shot attempt (Nov. 23 vs. Tampa Bay) and was three-for-seven in shootout attempts on the season.

A second-round choice of the Capitals in the 2000 Entry Draft (43rd overall), Pettinger has played 214 games for Washington over the past six years, recording 34 goals and 26 assists (60 points).

Matt Pettinger
Position: Left wing
Birthday: October 22, 1980 (Edmonton, Alberta)
Height: 6’1”    Weight: 210    Shoots: Left
Drafted: Capitals’ second-round choice, 43rd overall, in the 2000 Entry Draft

                    Regular Season                   Playoffs
Year    Team    League    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM
1996-97    Victoria    BCHL    49    22    14    36    31    -    -    -    -    -
1997-98    Victoria    BCHL    55    22    20    42    56    -    -    -    -    -
1998-99    Denver    WCHA    33    6    14    20    44    -    -    -    -    -
1999-00    Denver    WCHA    19    2    6    8    49    -    -    -    -    -
    Calgary    WHL    27    14    6    20    41    11    2    6    8    30
    Canada    WJC    7    4    0    4    4    -    -    -    -    -
2000-01    CAPITALS    NHL    10    0    0    0    2    -    -    -    -    -
    Portland    AHL    64    19    17    36    92    2    0    0    0    4
2001-02    CAPITALS    NHL    61    7    3    10    44    -    -    -    -    -
    Portland    AHL    9    3    3    6    24    -    -    -    -    -
2002-03    CAPITALS    NHL    1    0    0    0    0    -    -    -    -    -
    Portland    AHL    69    14    13    27    72    3    0    2    2    2
2003-04    CAPITALS    NHL    71    7    5    12    37    -    -    -    -    -
2004-05    Ljubljana    Slovenia    1    0    1    1    0    -    -    -    -    -
    Ljubljana    Interliga    7    2    4    6    41    -    -    -    -    -
2005-06    CAPITALS    NHL    71    20    18    38    39    -    -    -    -    -
CAPITALS/NHL TOTALS        214    34    26    60    122    -    -    -    -    -
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