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Capitals re-sign centre Perreault to two-year deal

Associated Press

7/5/2012 2:12:21 PM

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals have re-signed restricted free agent Mathieu Perreault to a two-year contract worth $2.1 million.

The 24-year-old centre set career highs with 16 goals and 14 assists last season. He also had his first career NHL hat trick and made his Capitals playoff debut.

Perreault was a sixth-round draft pick by Washington in 2006. He has 27 goals and 26 assists in 120 career NHL games.

The Capitals announced the deal Thursday.