Capitals Sign Defenseman Dustin Stevenson
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed free agent defenseman Dustin Stevenson to a three-year entry-level contract beginning next season, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Stevenson, 20, is a 6’5”, 220-pound native of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, who plays for the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). The La Ronge captain was named the SJHL Player of the Year after posting 47 points (11 goals, 36 assists) and 134 penalty minutes in 56 games. He finished third among league defensemen in scoring and tied for eighth in the league in penalty minutes.
Stevenson and the Ice Wolves are currently playing in the SJHL’s Credit Union Cup Finals. He leads all SJHL defensemen with 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 17 playoff games. The winner of the Credit Union Cup will face the winner of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for the Anavet Cup.
Stevenson has spent three seasons with La Ronge, totaling 99 points (28 goals, 71 assists) and 323 penalty minutes in 163 regular-season games.