The Capitals have re-signed forward Jordan Staala to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced.
Staala, 26, recorded three goals and seven assists in 53 games with the Capitals last season.
He had four assists in 12 games with Team Sweden last season, and one goal and three assists in five games with London Knights in the QMJHL last season as well.
The 5-foot-11, 176-pound forward appeared in two playoff games with Pittsburgh, recording one assist.
In his first NHL season with the Penguins, Staala scored eight goals and added six assists in 55 games with seven goals and 22 assists in 82 games with Boston University last season after joining the Penguins on July 31, 2016.
“Jordan is a player who can play both the wing and center positions,” general manager Brian MacLellan said in a release.
“He has a strong shot and has shown the ability to create offence.
We believe he can contribute in multiple roles and contribute to our team this year.”
The Capitals also announced the signing of defenseman Kevin Hayes and defenseman Mark Borowiecki, the club’s seventh and eighth defensemen respectively, to one-year contracts.
The Capitals have also re-assigned defenseman Nikita Kucherov, defenseman Markus Ehrhoff, and defenseman Kyle Okposo to one year deals.