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Caps Sign Mathieu Perreault

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed center Mathieu Perreault 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.


Perreault, 20, was the most valuable player in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in 2006-07 and led the QMJHL in scoring this year. A 5’9”, 166-pound native of Drummondville, Quebec, Perreault recorded 114 points (34 goals, 80 assists) in 65 games for Acadie-Bathurst in 2007-08, his second consecutive 100-point season. He led the Titan to a third-place finish in the East Division and a berth in the playoffs, where they are currently tied in the first round, two games apiece, with St. John’s.

Perreault led the QMJHL in assists in 2007-08 and established an Acadie-Bathurst club record with a 27-game point-scoring streak. He was a two-time QMJHL Offensive Player of the Week and the league’s Player of the Month in March.

Perreault was Washington’s sixth-round choice, 177th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Mathieu Perreault
Position: Center
Born: Jan. 5, 1988 (Drummondville, Quebec)
Height: 5’9”    Weight: 166    Shoots: Left
Drafted: Capitals’ sixth-round choice, 177th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft

Regular Season Playoffs
Year Team League
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
2005-06 Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL
62
18
34
52
42
17
10
11
21
8
2006-07 Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL
67
41
78
119
66
12
6
8
14
8
2007-08 Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL
65
34
80
114
61
4
1
4
5
2
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