Caps sign Matt Hendricks

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals have signed forward Matt Hendricks to a one-year contract.

Hendricks posted nine goals and seven assists for 16 points in 56 games for the Colorado Avalanche last season. He was invited to Washington's camp on a tryout basis and recorded a hat trick in the team's preseason opener last Wednesday against Columbus.

The 29-year-old Minnesota native has appeared in 60 NHL games, all with Colorado, since making his debut in 2008 and has nine goals and seven assists with 87 penalty minutes.


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