Mathieu Perreault Signs Two-Year Deal With The Capitals
The Capitals announced today they have re-signed forward Mathieu Perreault to a two-year deal worth approximately one-million dollars per season.
Perreault, 24, was a restricted free agent going into the 2012-13 season. In 64 games last season, he scored 16 goals and tallied 14 assists. On January 24th, 2012, Perreault recorded his first career hat trick against the Boston Bruins.
Perreault was given a reduced role down the stretch of last season, but new coach Adam Oates will surely ask him to step up and help fill the void left by Alexander Semin’s departure. This move is aligned with what General Manager George McPhee said in response to being asked how the team would replace Semin. “We’ll try our own guys” McPhee stated.
Caps fans will be hoping Perreault is ready for a top-six forward role with the club.