ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Chandler Stephenson to a two-year, $1.3 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Stephenson’s contract is two-way ($650,000/$125,000) during the 2017-18 season and one-way ($650,000) during the 2018-19 season.
Stephenson, 23, played in four games with Washington during the 2016-17 season and has appeared in 13 career games with the Capitals. The 6’0”, 204-pound center registered 38 points (10g, 28a) in 72 games with Hershey last season, setting career highs in points, goals, assists and games played. Stephenson ranked tied for third on the team in games played, fifth in assists and seventh in points. In addition, Stephenson recorded a career-long six-game point streak (3g, 3a) from Feb. 3 to Feb. 12 and registered a career-high three assists on Nov. 18 against Syracuse. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native has registered 81 points (25g, 56a) in 174 career AHL games with Hershey. He was drafted by the Capitals in the third round, 77th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.