Capitals sign Simpson to one-year deal

The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Wayne Simpson to a one-year, two-way contract.

Simpson, 27, registered 16 goals and 33 assists for 49 points with a plus-22 rating in 76 AHL games with the Providence Bruins last season, setting career highs in all five categories.

He added four goals and 10 assists for 14 points in 17 postseason games, helping Providence reach the Eastern Conference Finals.

A native of Boxboro, Mass., Simpson has recorded 25 goals and 61 assists for 86 points in 148 career AHL games with Providence and Portland, along with a cumulative plus/minus rating of plus-40.