The Caps inked a couple of college free agents on Tuesday, signing defenseman Kris Bindulis and center Hampus Gustafsson to entry level contracts.
Bindulis agreed to a three-year deal, while Hampus’ pact is for two years.
Both players will report to Hershey on a tryout agreement for the remainder of this season.
The Caps have been aggressive so far in the college free agent market.
A week ago, the club signed Alaska-Anchorage forward Mason Mitchell to a two-year deal entry level deal.
Listed at 6 foot 3, 180-pounds, Bindulis had a goal and 11 assists in 28 games as a freshman for Lake Superior State this season.
Prior to Lake Superior State, Bindulis played for Aston of the North American Hockey League, where he served as the Rebels’ home captain and registered 10 goals and 36 assists in 57 games.
Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman called the 21-year-old Lativian “raw” but “talented.” Bindulis also participated in the Capitals development camp last year.
Gustafsson, meantime, amassed 15 goals and 11assists in 36 games for Merrimack College this season, leading the Warriors in goals and ranking second in points.
Listed at 6 foot 4, 205-pounds, the 23-year-old Swede is a nominee for the 2017 Hobey Baker Award and served as an alternate captain for Merrimack the last two seasons. In his four-year college career, he recorded 87 points (38 goals and 49 assists) in 146 career games.