Amid all the buzz this week about young players Cody Eakin and Mattias Sjogren battling for a roster spot with the Capitals, Bruce Boudreau threw in another name: Mathieu Perreault.
On Wednesday, the team announced it had come to terms with the 5-foot-10 center on a one-year, two-way contract for next season. Perreault was a restricted free agent, and this deal comes a couple days before the qualifying offer deadline. According to multiple reports it’s worth $525 at the NHL level and $75,000 in the AHL.
“I think it’s a good sign. I think Mathieu did a lot of great things for us last year. We always have a tendency to forget when there’s a new flavor in town, but he’s right in that mix with Mattias and Cody Eakin and, I didn’t mention, Christian Hanson,” Boudreau said. “So it’s gonna be an interesting position to try for for that one or two final spots that are gonna be made for the team.”
Perreault spent 35 games with the Caps last season and finished with seven goals, seven assists and a minus-3 rating. In 34 games with the Hershey Bears he had 11 goals and 24 assists.