Capitals ink Segal to one-year deal

The Washington Capitals, National Hockey League affiliate of the AHL’s Hershey Bears, have signed forward Brandon Segal to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2013-14 season.

A veteran of 103 National Hockey League contests, Segal is entering his 11th professional season. He appeared in 73 AHL games with Connecticut in 2012-13, leading the team with 24 goals and adding 20 assists for 44 points. He also skated in one NHL game with the New York Rangers last season.

The 6-foor-2, 215-pound native of Richmond, B.C., has skated in a total of 589 American Hockey League games with Connecticut, Norfolk, Rockford, Texas, Manchester, Portland and Milwaukee, and has amassed 288 points (149 goals, 139 assists). He has won the Calder Cup with Milwaukee (2004) and Norfolk (2012) and reached the Finals with Milwaukee in 2006. Segal was also a member of the Canadian team at the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic.

Segal has recorded 11 goals and 11 assists in the NHL with the Rangers, Tampa Bay, Dallas and Los Angeles. He was originally selected by the Nashville Predators in the fourth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.