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Capitals Sign Right Wing Joe Motzko

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – July 10, 2007 – The Washington Capitals have signed free agent right wing Joe Motzko to a two-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Motzko, 27, was a member of the 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks, seeing action in three playoff games including one in the finals. A native of Bemidji, Minn., Motzko originally signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets as a free agent on May 15, 2003. He saw action in 11 games over the course of three seasons before being traded to the Ducks on Jan. 26, 2007. He has recorded one career NHL point, a goal scored against Chicago on Jan. 16, 2007.

The 6’0’’, 196-pound Motzko has registered 168 points (72 goals, 96 assists) in 279 games in the American Hockey League between Columbus’ affiliate (Syracuse) and Anaheim’s affiliate (Portland). Motzko played four seasons of college hockey at St. Cloud State University before turning pro, notching 142 points (52 goals, 90 assists) in 154 games.

Joe Motzko
Position: Right Wing
Born: March 14, 1980 (Bemidji, Minn.)
Height: 6’0” Weight: 196 Shoots: Left
Acquired: Signed as free agent on July 10, 2007.

 

Regular Season Playoffs
Year Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW S GP G A Pts PIM
1998-99 Omaha USHL 51 15 21 36 60 - - - - - 12 7 3 10 12
1999-00 St. Cloud State WCHA 36 9 15 24 52 - - - - - - - - - -
2000-01 St. Cloud State WCHA 41 17 20 37 54 - - - - - - - - - -
2001-02 St. Cloud State WCHA 39 9 30 39 34 - - - - - - - - - -
2002-03 St. Cloud State WCHA 38 17 25 42 59 - - - - - - - - - -
Syracuse AHL 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - - -
2003-04 Columbus NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - - - - -
Syracuse AHL 70 17 24 41 38 - - - - - 7 2 2 4 6
2004-05 Syracuse AHL 79 28 38 66 72 - - - - - - - - - -
2005-06 Columbus NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 3 - - - - -
Syracuse AHL 61 27 34 61 54 - - - - - 3 0 0 0 0
2006-07 Anaheim NHL - - - - - - - - - - 3 0 0 0 2
Columbus NHL 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 - - - - -
Portland AHL 34 15 14 29 20 - - - - - - - - - -
Syracuse AHL 33 13 23 36 54 - - - - - - - - - -
NHL Totals 11 1 0 0 3 -2 0 0 0 14 3 0 0 0 2
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