The Washington Capitals have signed center Mike Sgarbossa to a two-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The contract will carry an average annual value of $700,000 and $407,500 in the AHL.
Sgarbossa, 26, led the Hershey Bears with 65 points (30g, 35a), which tied for ninth in the AHL and set personal AHL career highs in goals, assists and points. The Campbellville, Ont., native's 65 points were the most by a Bear since Chris Bourque's 80 points (30g, 50a) in the 2015-16 season. Additionally, the 6'0", 185-pound forward added another three points (1g, 2a) in five playoff games.
Sgarbossa has recorded 10 points (2g, 8a) in 48 career NHL games with the Anaheim Ducks, the Florida Panthers and the Colorado Avalanche. In 387 AHL games between Hershey, the Manitoba Moose, the Springfield Thunderbirds, the San Diego Gulls, the Norfolk Admirals and the Lake Erie Monsters, Sgarbossa has recorded 264 points (102g, 162a) and was an AHL All Star in 2013.
In his final season in the Ontario Hockey League, Sgarbossa led the League with 102 points (47g, 55a) and was a member of the OHL First All Star team in 2012.