Capitals Re-Sign Right Wing Matt Bradley
Free agent defenseman Dean Arsene inks deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed right wing Matt Bradley to a two-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bradley, 28, had 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists) in 74 games in his first season as a Capital in 2005-06. He ranked second on the team with 120 hits and recorded his first two two-goal games of his career (Oct. 13 vs. New York Islanders, March 29 at Carolina Hurricanes). Bradley’s point total ranked 12th on the Capitals and he was tied for 10th in goals.


A 6’3”, 205-pound native of Stittsville, Ontario, Bradley is entering his ninth professional season. He joined the Capitals as a free agent last August and has played 277 career NHL games for Washington, Pittsburgh and San Jose. 

Arsene, 26, played a career high 68 games for the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League (AHL) last season, posting two goals and five assists for seven points. He appeared in all 21 playoff games and registered one assist during the Bears’ run to the 2006 Calder Cup championship.

The 6’2”, 200-pound native of Abbotsford, British Columbia, has spent the past two and a half seasons in Hershey. He made his Bears debut on January 21, 2004, after being recalled from Reading of ECHL. Following the 2004-05 season he was awarded the Milton W. Gardland Memorial Trophy as Hershey’s best defenseman.


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