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Capitals Sign Defenseman Josef Boumedienne

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – June 14, 2007 –The Washington Capitals have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Josef Boumedienne, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Boumedienne (Boo-mih-dyehn), 29, returns for his second stint with the Capitals. He suited up for Washington for six games during the 2002-03 season and for 37 games in 2003-04. Prior to initially joining the Caps in a trade with Ottawa he saw action in the 2001-02 season for both the New Jersey Devils (one game) and for the Tampa Bay Lightning (three games).

Boumedienne was a fourth-round selection of the Devils, 91st overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’1”, 200-pound Stockholm, Sweden, native spent the 2006-07 season playing for Karpat in Finland. He skated in 18 games for Karpat and recorded two goals, two assists and 36 penalty minutes.

Josef Boumedienne
Position: Defenseman
Born: January 12, 1978 (Stockholm, Sweden)
Height: 6’1” Weight: 200 Shoots: Left
Acquired: From Ottawa for Dean Melanson, Dec. 16, 2002.

Regular Season Playoffs
Year Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW S GP G A Pts PIM
1994-95 Huddinge IK Jr. Swede-Jr. 10 0 2 2 57 - - - - - - - - - -
1995-96 Huddinge IK Jr. Swede-Jr. 25 2 4 6 66 - - - - - - - - - -
Huddinge IK Swede-2 7 0 0 0 14 - - - - - - - - -
1996-97 Sodertalje SK Sweden 32 1 1 2 32 - - - - - - - - - -
1997-98 Sodertalje SK Sweden 26 3 3 6 28 - - - - - - - - - -
1998-99 Tappara Tampere Finland 51 6 8 14 119 - - - - - - - - - -
1999-00 Tappara Tampere Finland 50 8 24 32 160 - - - - - 4 1 2 3 10
2000-01 Albany AHL 79 8 28 36 117 - - - - - - - - - -
2001-02 New Jersey NHL 1 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0 1 - - - - -
Albany AHL 9 0 3 3 10 - - - - - - - - - -
Tampa Bay NHL 3 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Springfield AHL 53 7 25 32 57 - - - - - - - - - -
2002-03 CAPITALS NHL 6 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 1 7 - - - - -
Binghamton AHL 26 2 15 17 62 - - - - - - - - - -
Portland AHL 44 8 22 30 77 - - - - - - - - - -
2003-04 CAPITALS NHL 37 2 12 14 30 -10 2 0 0 44 - - - - -
Portland AHL 13 1 8 9 10 - - - - - - - - - -
2004-05 Brynas IF Galve Sweden 13 6 0 6 43 - - - - - - - - - -
Karpat Finland 32 5 10 15 58 - - - - - 12 1 5 6 12
2005-06 Zurich Swiss-A 17 1 10 11 24 - - - - - - - - - -
Sodertalje SK Sweden 26 1 19 20 62 - - - - - - - - - -
2006-07 Karpat Finland 18 2 2 4 36 - - - - - - - - - -
CAPITALS TOTALS 43 3 12 15 30 -11 2 0 1 51 - - - - -
NHL TOTALS 47 4 12 16 36 -13 2 0 1 52 - - - - -
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