Capitals bring back Chase Priskie

Chase Priskie, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Chase Priskie, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

The Washington Capitals continued to invest in the NHL depth and the AHL roster by bringing back former Caps prospect Chase Priskie to a one year, two way deal ($775,000,$350,000). The 27 year old was originally drafted by Washington in the sixth round a 177th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft.

He recorded 22 points in 58 games with 11 goals and 11 assists in 58 games with the San Diego Gulls and Rochester Americans of the AHL last season including 13 points in 16 games with seven goals and six assists with San Diego after being acquired by the Anaheim Ducks organization on March 3.

The six foot, 185 pound defenseman set AHL single season career highs in goals and games played in 2022 23 which marked his fourth professional season. In 184 career AHL games with San Diego, Rochester, the Charlotte Checkers, the Syracuse Crunch, and Springfield Thunderbirds, Priskie has recorded 95 lints with 30 goals and 65 assists.

The Pembroke Pines, Florida native appeared in four games with the Florida Panthers during the 2021 22 season, posting a plus two plus minus rating.

Priskie played for four years at Quinnipiac University (NCAA) from 2015 to 19 where he recorded 116 points with 39 goals and 77 assists in 154 games. He served as the team’s captain his junior and senior seasons and was named to the ECAC First All Star Team and a Hobey Baker Award finalist in 2018 19.

This makes his career come full circle. The Caps and Priskie had a nasty breakup where from what I remember was he wanted to play elsewhere and get an opportunity in a bigger role.

Perhaps the kid envisioned there would be a head coach that hated kids coaching them but now he won’t have to worry about it. Plus he may get a chance soon as this Caps team is way older than it was in 2016.

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Back then they were still in that window and somewhat in their prime.