The Washington Capitals have signed left wing Brendan Leipsic to a one-year, $700,000 contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Leipsic, 25, recorded 23 points (7g, 16a) in 62 games with the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks last season, setting career highs in goals and points. The 5'10", 182-pound forward ranked fourth on Los Angeles in goals for percentage (51.28 percent) at five-on-five among forwards with at least 40 games played. Additionally, the Winnipeg native ranked second on Los Angeles in points per 60 minutes of play (1.73) and led the team in assists per 60 minutes of play (1.30) at five-on-five.
Video: Brendan Leipsic Highlights
In 126 career games between the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Vegas Golden Knights, Vancouver and Los Angeles, Leipsic has recorded 48 points (13g, 35a).
Leipsic also played in 188 games between the Milwaukee Admirals and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL), recording 159 points (52g, 107a). Leipsic was named to the AHL All-Star Classic during the 2014-15 and the 2016-17 seasons.
Leipsic was selected by the Nashville Predators in the third round, 89th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.