After trading away Marcus Johansson on Sunday evening, the Washington Capitals have added some depth to their group of forwards.
The Capitals signed Devante Smith-Pelly to a one-year, two-way contract. If he sticks in the NHL, he’ll earn $650,000.
He was able to hit the free-agent market after being bought out by the Devils last week.
After being traded from Montreal to New Jersey during the 2015-16 season, he racked up 13 points in 18 games. Unfortunately for Smith-Pelly, he wasn’t able to keep that up last season, as he had just nine points in 53 contests.
The 25-year-old was originally selected by Anaheim in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
The Caps become Smith-Pelly’s fourth team in the last four seasons.