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Free Agency Tracker 2019

Free Agency Tracker 2019

August 3, 2019

Free Agency is upon us! Many of your favorite players from Hershey's 2018-19 squad are already under contract and are set to return to the Washington Capitals organization next year. However, as free agency opened on July 1, others could be departing and moving to new clubs. 

Below is a list players who skated with Hershey in 2018-19, and ended the season in the organization, and their current contract status. This list will be updated as players re-sign and sign elsewhere.

Players in BOLD are under contract.
Players in ITALICS are NOT returning to the organization. 
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FREE AGENT ADDITIONS:
May 21: Bears sign goaltender Logan Thompson to a one-year AHL contract
July 1: Captials sign forward Philippe Maillet to a two-year, two-way contract 
July 3: Bears sign forward Kale Kessy to a one-year AHL contract
July 11: Bears sign defender Erik Burgdoerfer to a one-year AHL contract
July 11: Bears sign defender Tommy Hughes to a one-year AHL contract
July 18: Bears sign defender Tariq Hammond to a one-year AHL contract
July 24: Bears sign forward Matt Moulson to a one-year AHL contract
July 30: Bears sign forward Casey Bailey to a professional tryout agreement
July 31: Bears sign forward Matthew Weis to a one-year AHL contract
August 1: Bears sign defender Ed Wittchow to a one-year AHL contract
August 12: Bears sign forward Cole Ully to a one-year AHL contract 
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FORWARDS:


#10 Shane Gersich
Under contract with Washington, Re-signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals for 2019-20

#11 Steve Whitney
Under contract with Hershey, Re-signed a one-year AHL contract with the Bears for 2019-20

#12 Nathan Walker
Signed a two-year, two-way contract with St. Louis

#13 Beck Malenstyn
Under contract with Washington, On second year of three-year, entry-level contract in 2019-20

#14 Axel Jonsson-Fjallby
Under contract with Washington, On second year of three-year, entry-level contract in 2019-20

#15 Joe Snively
Under contract to Washington, Starts two-year, entry-level deal in 2019-20  

#17 Mike Sgarbossa
Under contract with Washington, On first year of a new, two-year, two-way contract with the Capitals for 2019-20  

#18 Garrett Pilon
Under contract with Washington, On second year of three-year, entry-level contract in 2019-20  

#19 Riley Barber
Signed a one-year, two-way deal with Montreal

#20 Liam O'Brien
Under contract with Washington, Re-signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals for 2019-20 

#21 Hampus Gustafsson 
Restricted Free Agent, Not tendered a Qualifying Offer, Signed tryout with Rogle BK (SHL)

#22 Juuso Ikonen
Contract Terminated, Signed with HV71 (SHL)

#23 Hunter Fejes
Unrestricted Free Agent

#23 Devante Smith-Pelly
Unrestricted Free Agent

#23 Grant Besse
Unrestricted Free Agent, Signed with Krefeld Pinguine (DEL)

#24 Max Kammerer
Contract Terminated, Returned to Dusseldorfer EG (DEL)

#26 Dylan Steman
Unrestricted Free Agent

#28 Brian Pinho
Under contract with Washington, Re-signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals for 2019-20 

#29 Steven Spinner
Unsigned by Washington by Aug. 15 deadline, Now an Unrestricted Free Agent 

#36 Jayson Megna
Signed a one-year, two-way deal with Colorado

#39 Chris McCarthy
Under contract with Hershey, Signed a one-year AHL contract with the Bears for 2019-20  

#40 Mason Mitchell
Restricted Free Agent, Not tendered a Qualifying Offer 
 
#40 Andrew Cherniwchan
Unrestricted AHL Free Agent, Re-signed with South Carolina (ECHL)
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DEFENSEMEN:

#2 Tyler Lewington
Under contract with Washington, On second year of two-year, two-way contract in 2019-20

#4 Kris Bindulis
Under contract with Washington, On third year of three-year entry-level deal in 2019-20

#5 Ryan Sproul
Unrestricted Free Agent

#6 Lucas Johnasen 
Under contract with Washington, On third year of three-year entry-level deal in 2019-20 

#7 Connor Hobbs 
Under contract with Washington, On third year of three-year entry-level deal in 2019-20 

#25 Colby Williams
Under contract with Washington, Signed a new one-year, two-way contract for 2019-20

#27 Aaron Ness
Signed a two-year, two-way deal with Arizona

#32 Bobby Nardella
Under contract to Washington, Starts two-year, entry-level deal in 2019-20

#33 Tobias Geisser
Under contract to Washington, Stars three-year, entry-level deal in 2019-20 due to an entry-level slide

#37 Joey Leach
Unrestricted Free Agent
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GOALTENDERS:

#30 Vitek Vanecek
Under contract with Washington, On first year of three-year deal in 2019-20

#35 Ilya Samsonov
Under contract with Washington, On second year of three-year entry-level deal in 2019-20   

#35 Parker Milner
Under contract with Hershey, Re-signed a one-year AHL contract with the Bears for 2019-20  

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Players under contract who skated with Hershey in 2018-19, but spent most of the season in the NHL: Travis Boyd, Christian Djoos, Jonas Siegenthaler

Playoff "Black Aces" who did not play for the Bears but are under contract for 2019-20: Alexander Alexeyev, Riley Sutter

Players on AHL contracts in 2018-19 that did not play with the Bears and are now free agents: John MacLeod (Signed with Utah-ECHL), Adam Morrison (Signed with Fife-EIHL), Jordan Samuels-Thomas

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