As first reported by Caps senior writer Mike Vogel, the Washington Capitals have signed restricted free agent center Mathieu Perreault to a one-year, two-way deal for the 2011-12 season. The financial terms of the deal are not known at this time.
Perreault, 23, played in 35 games at the NHL level last season, scoring 7 goals and adding 7 assists while compiling a -3 rating and 20 penalty minutes. The young Canadian, at this point, is being signed on for organizational depth, and does not figure to play a large role in Washington's plans this upcoming season. He should spend most of it in Hershey with the Bears.