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Capitals Sign Boyd Gordon

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed center/right wing Boyd Gordon 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.


Gordon, 24, completed his fifth professional season with the Capitals in 2007-08, matching his career high with seven goals and adding nine assists in 67 games. Gordon won 55.8% of his faceoffs, good for second on the team and ninth in the NHL, and averaged 4:00 of penalty killing ice time per game, which was third among NHL forwards. His +5 rating was tied for seventh on the team. Washington was 7-0-0 when he scored a goal and 10-2-1 when he had a point.

The Unity, Saskatchewan, native was the Capitals’ first-round choice, 17th overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft. He has played in 204 career games for Washington, recording 52 points (15 goals, 37 assists) and just 38 penalty minutes. He was an integral member of the 2006 Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League, playing in all 21 playoff games. The former Red Deer Rebel won the Memorial Cup in 2000-01.

Boyd Gordon           
Center/Right Wing
Ht.: 6’1”        Wt.: 201    Shoots: Right
Born: Oct. 19, 1983 (Unity, Saskatchewan)
Drafted: Capitals’ first-round choice, 17th overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft

Career Statistics
                Regular Season                                            Playoffs
Year    Team    League    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM    +/-    PP    SH    GW    S    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM
1999-00    Red Deer    WHL    66    10    26    36    24    -    -    -    -    -    4    0    1    1    2
2000-01    Red Deer    WHL    72    12    27    39    39    -    -    -    -    -    22    3    6    9    2
2001-02    Red Deer    WHL    66    22    29    51    19    -    -    -    -    -    23    10    12    22    8
2002-03    Red Deer    WHL    56    33    48    81    28    -    -    -    -    -    23    8    12    20    14
     Canada    WJC    6    0    0    0    15    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -
2003-04    CAPITALS    NHL    41    1    5    6    8    -9    0    0    0    42    -    -    -    -    -
     Portland    AHL    43    5    17    22    16    -1    0    0    2    90    7    2    1    3    0
2004-05    Portland    AHL    80    17    22    39    35    -20    7    1    3    183    -    -    -    -    -
2005-06    CAPITALS    NHL    25    0    1    1    4    -4    0    0    0    12    -    -    -    -    -
    Hershey    AHL    58    16    22    38    23    9    7    7    7    154    21    3    5    8    10
2006-07    CAPITALS    NHL    71    7    22    29    14    10    0    2    0    104    -    -    -    -    -
2007-08    CAPITALS    NHL    67    7    9    16    12    5    0    1    0    100    7    0    0    0    0
CAPITALS/NHL TOTALS        204    15    37    52    38    2    0    3    0    258    7    0    0    0    0

WHL East First All-Star Team (2003)
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