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Caps Sign Mink, Sloan

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed free agent right wing Graham Mink and free agent defenseman Tyler Sloan, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.



Sloan, 27, of Calgary, Alberta, has spent the past two full seasons playing for the Hershey Bears, the Capitals’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. In 124 games, he has tallied three goals and 16 assists and helped lead the Bears to the Calder Cup playoffs each year. Sloan dished out seven assists and had 30 penalty minutes in 17 playoffs games in 2007, as Hershey advanced to the Calder Cup finals. The 6’3”, 205-pound Sloan joined the Bears for two playoff games, recording one assist, as Hershey won the Calder Cup in 2006.

Mink, 29, was a member of the 2006 Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears. He scored 40 points (21g-19a) in 43 regular season games and added eight goals and 13 assists in 21 playoff games, before playing for the Worcester Sharks of the AHL the last two years. The 6’3”, 220-pound Mink recorded 55 goals and 63 assists in 132 games for the Sharks.

The Stowe, Vermont, native has played five career NHL games, all for the Capitals: two games during the 2003-04 season and three games during the 2005-06 season. He has recorded two penalty minutes in the NHL.

Graham Mink
Position: Right Wing
Born: March 21, 1979 (Stowe, Vermont)
Height: 6’3” Weight: 220 Shoots: Right
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 2, 2008.

Career Statistics
      Regular Season Playoffs
Year Team League
 GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
1998-99 Vermont NCAA
27
4
2
6
34
-
-
-
-
-
1999-00 Vermont NCAA
17
7
4
11
18
-
-
-
-
-
2000-01 Vermont NCAA
32
17
12
29
52
-
-
-
-
-
2001-02 Richmond ECHL
29
8
9
17
78
-
-
-
-
-
  Portland AHL
56
17
17
34
50
-
-
-
-
-
2002-03 Portland AHL
71
22
15
37
115
-
-
-
-
-
2003-04 Portland AHL
68
18
19
37
74
3
0
1
1
4
  Washington NHL
2
0
0
0
2
-
-
-
-
-
2004-05 Portland AHL
63
18
21
39
86
-
-
-
-
-
2005-06 Hershey AHL
43
21
19
40
50
21
8
13
21
29
  Washington NHL
3
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
-
2006-07 Worcester AHL
61
31
32
63
52
6
1
5
6
8
2007-08 Worcester AHL
71
24
31
55
67
-
-
-
-
-
CAPITALS/NHL TOTALS
5
0
0
0
2
-
-
-
-
-



Tyler Sloan
Position: Defense
Born: March 15, 1981 (Calgary, Alberta)
Height: 6’3” Weight: 205 Shoots: Left
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 2, 2008

Career Statistics
      Regular Season Playoffs
Year Team League
 GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
2000-01 Kamloops WHL
70
5
28
33
146
4
0
0
0
4
2001-02 Kamloops WHL
70
3
29
32
89
4
0
0
0
15
  Syracuse AHL
2
0
0
0
5
-
-
-
-
-
2002-03 Dayton ECHL
14
1
2
3
33
-
-
-
-
-
  Syracuse AHL
39
2
1
3
46
-
-
-
-
-
2003-04 Syracuse AHL
69
2
4
6
50
7
0
0
0
8
2004-05 Dayton ECHL
43
6
11
17
84
-
-
-
-
-
  Syracuse AHL
14
0
2
2
18
-
-
-
-
-
2005-06 Las Vegas ECHL
48
4
16
20
71
13
0
4
4
27
  Manitoba AHL
4
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
-
  Hershey AHL
-
-
-
-
-
2
0
1
1
2
2006-07 Hershey AHL
68
2
9
11
104
17
0
7
7
30
2007-08 Hershey AHL
56
1
7
8
90
5
0
0
0
8
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