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Capitals Sign Defenseman Zach Miskovic

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed free agent defenseman Zach Miskovic to a one-year entry-level contract for 2009-10, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy terms of the deal were not disclosed. Miskovic will join the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season on an amateur tryout agreement.

Miskovic, 23, was a first-team All-ECAC Hockey selection this season as a senior at St. Lawrence after earning third-team honors in 2007-08. He shared the team lead and led all NCAA defensemen in goals with 16 in 38 games. Miskovic, who played all 154 games in his college career, scored five power-play goals this season and a team-high four game-winners, while adding nine assists for 25 points.

A 6’1”, 195-pound native of River Forest, Ill., Miskovic had eight goals and 21 assists as a junior and was named the Saints’ outstanding defenseman. He won the Clark Cup (playoff champion) and Anderson Cup (regular-season champion) as a member of the United States Hockey League’s Cedar Rapids Roughriders in 2004-05, prior to attending St. Lawrence.

Miskovic joins an organization that has seen six former college free agents contribute with the Capitals at the NHL level this season: Keith Aucoin, Jay Beagle, Sean Collins, Graham Mink, Brian Pothier and David Steckel.
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