The Capitals will be keeping their top AHL scorer in the fold for a couple more years. The team announced that they’ve re-signed center Michael Sgarbossa to a two-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay him the league minimum $700K in the NHL and just over $400K per season in the minors.
Sgarbossa was slated to enter Group Six unrestricted free agency for the third straight year but instead, he’ll stick around with an organization that he had some success with last season. He posted a career-best 65 points with Hershey last season, cracking the top ten in AHL scoring for the first time in the process. That was enough to earn him a multi-year pact, something he hasn’t had since his entry-level deal.
The 26-year-old last saw NHL action back in 2016-17 with the Panthers and has a total of ten points in 48 career contests between Colorado, Anaheim, and Florida. He will get a look in training camp with the Capitals as they’re expected to shuffle around their depth forwards for next season but it’s more likely that he reprises his role with the Bears and hopes to earn a recall to the big club when injuries arise.