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Capitals Sign Jame Pollock, Kyle Wilson

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 5, 2007

 
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed free agent defenseman Jame Pollock and free agent center Kyle Wilson to contracts, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the free agent deals were not disclosed.
 
Pollock (first name pronounced JAY-mee), 28, has spent the past three seasons in Europe after playing in the St. Louis Blues system for five years. The 6’3”, 208-pound native of Quebec City led the Sunipret Ice Tigers of the German Elite League in goals (22), assists (32) and points (54) in 46 games in 2006-07. He tied the league record for goals by a defenseman and finished fifth in the league in scoring. A defenseman who has played some right wing in the past, Pollock played nine games for the Blues in 2003-04 and totaled 167 points (63 goals, 104 assists) in 270 games in five seasons with the Worcester IceCats of the American Hockey League.
 
A four-year member of the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League, Pollock was a fourth-round choice of the Blues, 107th overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He posted 124 points (36 goals, 88 assists) in 223 career games with Seattle.
 
Wilson, 22, recently finished his rookie campaign with the Caps’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hershey Bears, where he was named the team’s rookie of the year. A 6’0”, 200-pound native of Oakville, Ont., Wilson potted 24 goals and tallied 54 points in only 54 games with the Bears. He recorded seven goals and 16 points in 19 Calder Cup playoff games, as Hershey advanced to the Calder Cup finals for the second straight year.
 
Wilson played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Colgate University, where he finished his career with 46 goals and 55 assists (101 points) in 139 games. A ninth-round selection of the Minnesota Wild, 272nd overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, he scored 23 goals and dished out 18 assists as a senior in 2005-06, earning second-team All-ECAC Hockey League honors.
 
Jame Pollock
Position: Defense
Born: June 16, 1979 (Quebec City, Quebec)
Height: 6’3”            Weight: 208               Shoots: Right
Drafted: St. Louis’ fourth-round choice, 107th overall, in the 1997 Entry Draft.
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 5, 2007.
 
Career Statistics
                                                                                          Regular Season                                                      Playoffs
Year            Team                  League             GP             G         A       Pts    PIM                 GP           G         A          Pts         PIM
1995-96       Seattle                  WHL                   32              0          1          1        15                     -             -           -          -                   -
1996-97       Seattle                  WHL                   66            15        19        34        94                  15            3          5          8                16
1997-98       Seattle                  WHL                   66            11        36        47        78                    5            0          1          1                17
1998-99       Seattle                  WHL                   59            10        32        42        78                  11            3          4          7                  8
1999-00       Worcester            AHL                    56            12        12        24        50                    9            5          3          8                  6
2000-01       Worcester            AHL                    55            15          8        23        36                  11            1          7          8                10
2001-02       Worcester            AHL                    71            23        43        66        89                    3            1          0          1                  2
2002-03       Worcester            AHL                    44              5        17        22        50                    3            1          0          1                  2
2003-04       St. Louis              NHL                      9              0          0          0          6                     -             -           -          -                   -
                    Worcester            AHL                    44              8        24        32        52                    7            1          4          5                14
2004-05       Kloten                 Swiss                  26              4          8        12        34                     -             -           -          -                   -
                    Lugano                Swiss                     -               -           -           -           -                    2            0          1          1                10
2005-06       Nuerenberg         DEL                    52              8        11        19      130                    4            1          0          1                10
2006-07       Sinupret               DEL                    46            22        32        54        78                  13            5          9          14              46
                  
Kyle Wilson
Position: Center
Born: Dec. 15, 1984 (Oakville, Ontario)
Height: 6’0”            Weight: 200               Shoots: Right
Drafted: Minnesota’s ninth-round choice, 272nd overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft.
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 5, 2007.
 
Career Statistics
                                                                                          Regular Season                                                      Playoffs
Year            Team                  League             GP             G         A       Pts    PIM                 GP           G         A          Pts         PIM
2002-03       Colgate                ECACHL            33              4          2          6        15                     -             -           -          -                   -
2003-04       Colgate                ECACHL            37            14        17        31        23                     -             -           -          -                   -
2004-05       Colgate                ECACHL            30              5        18        23        12                     -             -           -          -                   -
2005-06       Colgate                ECACHL            39            23        18        41        22                     -             -           -          -                   -
2006-07       San Antonio        AHL                      7              1          0          1          2
                    South Carolina    ECHL                    5              3          2          5          4                     -             -           -          -                   -
                    Hershey               AHL                    54            24        30        54        26                  19            7          9          16                8
                  
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