The Capitals have added another forward to their depth chart with the signing of Brandon Segal to a one-year, two-way contract.
Segal is a veteran of 589 career games in the American Hockey League and the 30-year-old will likely to add to that total next season with the Hershey Bears.
Segal plays right wing- the forward position which is arguably the Capitals’ deepest with Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, Eric Fehr, Joel Ward and Tom Wilson all comfortable being slotted on the right side.
The Capitals become the seventh NHL organization to sign Segal to a contract, although much of his professional career has been spent in the AHL.
The 6-foot-2, 215 pound forward was an AHL All-Star in 2009, and he was a member of the Calder Cup champion Norfolk Admirals in 2004.
Segal’s NHL totals include a combined 103 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars and New York Rangers (11 career NHL goals and 22 career points).
Segal played in a career-high 46 games with the Stars in 2010-11, registering 5 goals, 10 points and 41 penalty minutes.
Last season Segal played 73 games with the Connecticut Whale, leading the Rangers’ AHL affiliate with 24 goals and finishing second on the team with 44 points.
He also had 82 penalty minutes and a team-high four game-winning goals.
Segal appeared in one game for the Rangers last season and registered two penalty minutes.
Segal was originally selected by the Nashville Predators in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.