Washington Capitals re-sign Michael Sgarbossa

The Washington Capitals made three moves to their roster yesterday. Their first was extending Garrett Pilon, the second was extending Bobby Nardella and rounding out the trio was Michael Sgarbossa. All three got two year deals.

Sgarbossa’s deal is a two year, two way contract which will pay him $750,000 in the NHL and $425,000 in the AHL in 2021-22 and $750,000 in the NHL and $500,000 in the AHL in 2022-23.

The 28 year old actually appeared in five games with the Caps during the 2021 season, notching two assists and a +2 plus/minus rating. The six foot, 182 pound forward also recorded 10 points with five goals and five assists in 14 games with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL). He ranked sixth on Hershey with 0.36 goals per game and seventh with 0.71 points per game.

Sgarbossa made his Caps debut a season prior back on Nov. 20, 2019 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. That season, he played in two games with the Caps. Sgarbossa additionally recorded 40 points with 13 goals and 27 assists in 39 games with the Bears, ranking third on the team.

The Campbellville, Ontario native led the team in points per game with 1.03, tied for the team lead in game winning goals with four and ranked tied for second in power play goals with five. In his NHL career he has scored 12 points with two goals and 10 assists in 55 games between the Caps, the Anaheim Ducks, the Florida Panthers, and the Colorado Avalanche.

In 440 career AHL games between Hershey, the Manitoba Moose, the Springfield Thunderbirds, the San Diego Gulls, the Norfolk Admirals, and the Lake Erie Monsters, Sgarbossa recorded 314 points with 120 goals and 194 assists and was an AHL All Star in 2013 and 2019.

Sgarbossa also played in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sudbury Wolves, leading the league with 102 points with 47 goals and 55 assists and was a member of the OHL First All Star Team in 2012.