June 17, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) Defenseman Nate Schmidt has signed a $1.6 million, two-year contract to stay with the Washington Capitals.

The team announced the deal Wednesday. Schmidt, who was a pending restricted free agent, will make $750,000 during the 2015-16 season and $875,000 in 2016-17.

The 23-year-old Schmidt registered four points (one goal, three assists) in a career-high 39 games with the Capitals last season.

In 68 career NHL games, Schmidt has registered 10 points (three goals, seven assists) and 16 penalty minutes.

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