Capitals Re-Sign Left Wing Tomas Fleischmann to Two-Year Contract
Fleischmann, 23, has appeared in 53 games for the Capitals this season, recording 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) in his first full year with the team. He ranks tied for sixth on the team in assists, seventh in points and eighth in goals. He has eight points in his last 13 games.
Fleischmann played in 29 games last season with Washington and in 14 during the 2005-06 campaign. Fleischmann has played in 96 career NHL games, recording 10 goals and 21 assists for 31 points.
A 6’1”, 192-pound native of Koprivnice, Czech Republic, Fleischmann was Detroit’s second-round choice, 63rd overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by Washington in a trade that also brought draft picks to the Capitals that were used to select Mike Green and Oskar Osala, on Feb. 24, 2004. Fleischman was the leading scorer for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) in the 2006 AHL playoffs which culminated in a Calder Cup championship and again last season when Hershey reached the Calder Cup finals.