Shortly after announcing the re-signing of Brett Leason, the Capitals revealed that they also came to an agreement with depth forward Beck Malenstyn.
Malenstyn inked a two-year, $1.525 million contract. The 2022-23 season will be a two-way deal where he’ll make $750k with Washington and $110k with the Hershey Bears, while the second season will be a one-way deal for $775k.
Malenstyn played 12 games for the Capitals last season as the team dealt with injury and COVID issues throughout the lineup. Malestyn scored his first career goal against the Florida Panthers on November 30. Leason had the primary assist.
Malenstyn made his way back to the team this season after missing the entire 2020-21 camopaign due to a torn Achilles tendon.
Here’s the full press release from the Capitals:
Capitals Re-sign Beck Malenstyn
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Beck Malenstyn to a two-year, $1.525 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The first year of Malenstyn’s contract will be a two-way contract ($750,000/$110,000), while the second year will be a one-way contract ($775,000).
Malenstyn, 24, scored one goal in 12 games with the Capitals during the 2021-22 season. Malenstyn recorded his first career NHL goal and point on Nov. 30 against the Florida Panthers and was one of nine Capitals rookies to score their first career goal last season. In addition, the 6’3”, 200-pound forward registered 34 hits in 12 games from Nov. 24 to Dec. 19, which ranked first on the team in that span. In 15 career NHL games with the Capitals, Malenstyn has recorded one goal and +1 plus/minus rating.
The Delta, British Columbia, native recorded 16 points (10g, 6a) in 65 games with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season, establishing an AHL career high in goals and tying a career high in points. Malenstyn finished the season ranked tied for third on Hershey in game-winning goals (3) and sixth in games played. Malenstyn appeared in all three of Hershey’s playoff games, recording one goal. In 185 career AHL career games with Hershey, Malenstyn has scored 47 points (24g, 23a).
The Capitals selected Malenstyn with their fifth-round pick, 24th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.
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