- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 14, 2010

WASHINGTON | Right wing Brian Willsie has signed a free-agent contract with the Washington Capitals.

The one-year deal brings Willsie back to the Capitals, where he scored a career-high 19 goals and added 22 assists in 2005-06.

The 32-year-old Willsie has 52 goals and 56 assists in 380 career NHL games for Colorado, Washington and Los Angeles.

Willsie played most of last season with Colorado’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, where he had 26 goals and 31 assists in 75 games.