Capitals re-sign Garrett Pilon, Bobby Nardella to two-year deals

Capitals re-sign Garrett Pilon, Bobby Nardella to two-year offers initially appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Capitals revealed early Thursday that they re-signed forward Garrett Pilon to a two-year, $1.5 million agreement, then followed up with an offer to keep defenseman Bobby Nardella for 2 years.

The very first year of Pilon’s offer will be a two-way agreement (worth as much as $750,000) while the 2nd year will be a one-way agreement worth the exact same quantity. Both agreements for Pilon and Nardella are the exact same.

Pilon, 23, bet the Hershey Bears last season and scored 4 objectives with 16 points in 14 video games. He made his NHL launching in the Capitals’ last video game of the routine season versus the Flyers.

In the previous 2 seasons for the Bears, he’d scored 36 and 33 points and has actually tape-recorded 85 profession points in 146 AHL video games. 

Prior To the Capitals, he played in the WHL where he invested two-and-a-half seasons with the Kamloops Blazers prior to ending his junior profession with the Everett Silvertips. 

Pilon was the 87th total choice of the Capitals in the 2016 NHL Draft. 

Depending Upon how the Capitals’ offseason goes and how basic supervisor Brian MacLellan fits the group under the cap, Pilon might have the opportunity to see genuine NHL action in 2021 and beyond.

Nardella, 25, played the 2020-21 season with Djurgardens IF in the Swedish Hockey League and had 33 points (7 objectives) in 47 video games. 

The left-handed defenseman played 41 video games for the Bears in 2019-20 and had 31 points in 41 video games. He was signed as a college totally free representative in 2019. 

Nardella isn’t a huge body at 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, however has actually definitely revealed a tendency for offense in his time given that signing up with Notre Dame at the NCAA level.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.