The Washington Capitals re-signed forward Devante Smith-Pelly after a decent regular season and an outstanding playoff run. In the regular season, Smith-Pelly finished with 7 goals and 16 points in 75 games, but really came alive in the spring, scoring 7 goals an 8 points in 24 games. He signed a 1-year, $1 million deal on Wednesday and will return to help push the team to a repeat performance.
The Pittsburgh Penguins also re-upped forward Riley Sheahan on Wednesday as well, scoring 11 goals and 32 points in 81 games with the Pens. Sheahan was ranked 202nd among all forwards in scoring, just outside of the pool worthy conversation, so he did well to sign a new 1-year deal, worth $2.1 million, which is only a $25,000 raise from the season before.