Capitals re-sign Hamill to one-year deal

Capitals re-sign Hamill to one-year deal
July 11, 2012, 2:45 pm
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The Capitals added more depth to their roster Wednesday when they re-signed center Zach Hamill to a one-year, two-way contract.

Hamill, 23, recorded 21 points eight goals, 13 assists in 41 games last season with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound center tallied two assists in 16 games with the Bruins in 2011-12. In 20 career NHL games, Hamill has four assists and in 256 AHL games he has registered 139 points 44 goals, 95 assists.

The Vancouver, British Columbia, native was originally drafted by Boston in the first round eighth overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Hamill won the Bobby Clarke trophy for amassing the most points 93 in the Western Hockey League with the Everett Silvertips during the 2006-07 season. He was acquired by the Capitals from Boston in exchange for Chris Bourque on May 26, 2012.

Hamill was a restricted free agent after completing his three-year entry level contract, which paid him 65,000 a year to play in the AHL and 787,500 a year to play in the NHL.