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Capitals sign forward Sill to one-year contract @NHLdotcom

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed center Zach Sill to a one-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Sill, 27, registered four points (one goal, three assists) and 84 penalty minutes in 63 games with Pittsburgh and Toronto last season. The 6'0", 202-pound center earned his first NHL point with an assist on Jan. 13 against Minnesota and scored his first NHL goal on Jan. 21 against Chicago. Sill made his NHL debut on Nov. 16, 2013, at New Jersey. He has recorded four points (one goal, three assists) and 96 penalty minutes in 83 career NHL games.

Sill has earned 73 points (33 goals, 40 assists) and 315 penalty minutes in 277 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The Truro, Nova Scotia, native served as an alternate captain for the Penguins (AHL) in 2013-14 and helped lead the team to the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs. In 2010-11, Sill recorded AHL career highs in games played (80), goals (11), assists (19), points (30) and plus/minus (+16).

Sill played two seasons with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2007-09. In 124 games with Moncton, Sill registered 50 points (27 goals, 23 assists) and 173 penalty minutes.

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