Devante Smith-Pelly is going nowhere.
Two days after not receiving a qualifying offer from the Washington Capitals, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the 26-year-old winger will return to the Stanley Cup champions on a one-year deal.
LeBrun notes that the Toronto native turned down two more lucrative offers elsewhere to remain with the Capitals.
Smith-Pelly had seven goals during the Caps' run to the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup win, including a game-tying goal in the series-clinching Game 5 against the Vegas Golden Knights.
After being bought out by the New Jersey Devils, Smith-Pelly signed a one-year deal with the Caps last summer. He had seven goals and nine assists in 75 regular season games.
Originally taken in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks out of the Ontario Hockey League's Mississauga St. Mike's Majors, Smith-Pelly has 40 goals and 53 assists in 341 careers contests over seven NHL seasons with the Ducks, Montreal Canadiens, Devils and Caps.