Caps sign Jack Hillen to 1-year deal

Updated: July 3, 2012, 11:28 AM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals have signed free agent defenseman Jack Hillen to a one-year contract worth $650,000.

The team announced Tuesday that it is adding Hillen, who had two goals, four assists, 65 blocks and a plus-minus of plus-6 with the Nashville Predators last season.

The 26-year-old defenseman previously played parts of four seasons with the New York Islanders. He has 10 goals, 46 assists and 129 penalty minutes in 230 career NHL games. He also played for the U.S. team at the 2010 world championship.


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