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Capitals Sign Defenseman Patrick McNeill to Entry-Level Contract

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Washington, DC – May 4, 2007 – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Patrick McNeill to a three-year entry-level contract beginning next season, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. McNeill will sign an amateur tryout agreement with the Capitals’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears, for the remainder of the season.


McNeill, 20, was drafted by Washington in the fourth-round (118th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He played four seasons with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), posting 129 points (53 goals, 129 assists) in 249 career games played.

A 6’0’’, 199-pound native of Strathroy, Ontario, McNeill led the Spirit in scoring this year from his defensive position, posting 58 points (22 goals, 36 assists) in 58 games. He appeared in six playoff games during 2007, scoring three goals and adding two assists for five points. All told, McNeill played in 10 career postseason games for the Spirit, notching nine points (four goals, five assists).

McNeill was named Saginaw’s Team MVP and Most Valuable Defensemen during the 2005-06 season.

Patrick McNeill
Position: Defense
Birthday: March 17, 1987 (Strathroy, Ontario)
Height: 6-0    Weight: 199    Shoots: Left
Acquired: Drafted by Washington in the fourth-round (118th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Career Statistics:

Regular Season

Playoffs

Year

Team

League

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

2003-04

Saginaw

OHL

57

3

11

14

28

-

-

-

-

-

2004-05

Saginaw

OHL

66

7

26

33

31

-

-

-

-

-

2005-06

Saginaw

OHL

68

21

56

77

64

4

1

3

4

6

2006-07

Saginaw

OHL

58

22

36

58

49

6

3

2

5

6


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