Even though we had a small sample size of Michael Sgarbossa of just five games, we still feel like we gotta grade everyone in our Washington Capitals report card series. Sgarbossa had two assists in those five games and earned a contract extension recently.
Sgarbossa was the third player to get a contract extension last week as the Caps extended the contracts of Garrett Pilon and Bobby Nardella as well. They each got two year extensions. Sgarbossa’s deal was a two year, two way contract where he will make $750,000 in the NHL and $425,000 in the AHL in the 2021-22 season and $750,000 in the NHL and $500,000 in the AHL in 2022-23. In addition to the two assists, he had a plus/minus rating of +2.
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Sgarbossa also recorded 10 points with five goals and five assists in 14 games with the Hershey Bears of the AHL, ranking sixth with 0.36 goals per game and seventh with 0.71 points per game.
Sgarbossa first appeared in Caps game action when the Russian four missed time due to COVID-19 protocol violations. He had an assist in the second game against the New York Islanders on Jan. 28, setting up Zdeno Chara for his first goal with the Caps.
Sgarbossa’s second assist came in a loss at the New York Rangers on a Carl Hagelin goal. He only appeared in the early part of the regular season while spending the rest of his time with either the Bears or the taxi squad.
Sgarbossa made his Caps debut a season prior on Nov. 20, 2019 against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. That season he played in two games with the Caps. He recorded 40 points with the Hershey Bears that year with 13 goals and 27 assists in 39 games.
Grade B: A B is a fair grade. We didn’t see much of Sgarbossa but when he came in to fill in he produced. If this was a Hershey Bears report card he would probably get an A.