The Washington Capitals added another name to their depth forward competition at the team’s upcoming training camp by signing right wing Alex Chiasson to a professional tryout agreement. Chiasson, 27, is the second player to join Washington’s training camp on such an agreement; defenseman Jryki Jokipakka is the other. With several job openings across the Capitals’ lineup, a PTO allows the team to get a look at some veterans without committing to them beyond training camp. The Capitals can release Chiasson or Jokipakka at any point in training camp, or the tryout could turn into a contract for the season. Chiasson played in 81 games for Calgary last season, scoring 12 goals and 12 assists while averaging less than 14 minutes per game.
Alex Chiasson joins Capitals training camp on professional tryout agreement
Washington Post | Sep 9