The Capitals locked up another defenseman for one year on Sunday when they signed 22-year-old blue liner Nate Schmidt to a two-way contract that pays him $625,000 if he plays a full season in the
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Nate Schmidt made his NHL debut this year thanks to an injury to veteran John Erskine, and on Saturday night scored his first career goal.
It took Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner 148 games at Verizon Center before he scored a goal in front of his home fans. He didn’t want rookie Nate Schmidt to wait as long.