ARLINGTON, Va.- The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Joel Rechlicz to a one-year, two-way contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Rechlicz, 26, posted 154 penalty minutes in 40 games with Hershey and Portland of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season, finishing 2012-13 ranked third on Hershey and 21st in the league in that category. He made his Capitals debut on Jan. 31, 2012 versus the Lightning in Tampa Bay and played in three NHL games with Washington during the 2011-12 campaign, recording 10 penalty minutes.
The Brookfield, Wisconsin, native has played in 26 NHL games with Washington and the New York Islanders, collecting one assist and 105 penalty minutes. In 162 career AHL games with Albany, Bridgeport, Hershey and Portland, Rechlicz has compiled two goals, two assists and 799 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound forward originally signed with the New York Islanders on May 6, 2008.