Capitals ink Albert, Smith-Pelly

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The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Devante Smith-Pelly to a one-year, two-way contract ($650,000/$300,000) and forward John Albert to a one-year, two-way contract ($650,000/$220,000).

Albert, 28, spent last season in Finland, collecting 24 points for Karpat. He has appeared in 283 career AHL games with the St. John’s IceCaps and Manitoba Moose, recording 68 goals and 87 assists for 155 points.

Albert helped St. John’s reach the Calder Cup Finals in 2014, leading the team with 28 goals during the 2013-14 regular season, and served as captain of the Moose in 2015-16.

The Cleveland, Ohio, native was a sixth-round draft pick by Atlanta in 2007 and has appeared in nine career NHL games, scoring a goal in his debut with Winnipeg on Dec. 2, 2013 (at New York Rangers).

Smith-Pelly, 25, registered nine points (4g, 5a) in 53 games with the New Jersey Devils last season.

In 2015-16 season, the 6-foot, 215-pound forward recorded 25 points (14g, 11a) in 64 games with Montreal and New Jersey, earning career highs in goals, points and game-winning goals (5).

Smith-Pelly has recorded 33 goals and 44 assists for 77 points in 266 career NHL contests with Anaheim, Montreal and New Jersey, as well as 41 goals and 35 assists for 76 points in 124 AHL games with Norfolk and Syracuse.

A native of Scarborough, Ont., Smith-Pelly was a second-round pick by Anaheim in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.