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Capitals Sign Center Jake Hauswirth

Tuesday, 05.26.2009 / 1:37 PM / News
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Capitals Sign Center Jake Hauswirth
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed undrafted free agent center Jake Hauswirth to a three-year entry-level contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hauswirth, 21, is a 6’5”, 210-pound native of Merrill, Wis., who has spent the last two seasons with the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL). He scored 28 goals and added 24 assists (52 points) in 58 games this season, tied for the team lead in goals and fourth in points. He led all Lancer forwards and was second on the team with a +16 plus/minus rating.

Hauswirth helped lead Omaha to the USHL championship as a rookie in 2007-08, recording 13 goals and 10 assists (23 points) in 57 games.

Hauswirth participated in the Capitals’ development camp last summer and will be in attendance at this summer’s camp as well.

Jake Hauswirth
Position: Forward
Height: 6’5”    Weight: 210    Shoots: Left
Born: Feb. 16, 1988 (Merrill, Wis.)
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, May 26, 2009
                                       
                    Regular Season                           Playoffs
Year    Team    League    GP    W    L    Pts    PIM    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM
2006-07    MarquetteNAHL    55    21    19    40    74    -    -    -    -    -
2007-08    Omaha    USHL    57    13    10    23    36    13    2    4    6    10
2008-09    Omaha    USHL    58    28    24    52    22    3    1    0    1    0
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