Capitals sign free agent centre Keith Aucoin to two-year contract

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals signed free-agent centre Keith Aucoin to a two-year contract Thursday.

The 29-year-old Aucoin split last season between the Carolina Hurricanes and the American Hockey League’s Albany River Rats. He played 38 games for Carolina, scoring five goals with eight assists.

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Aucoin played U.S. college hockey at Norwich, where he became the school’s career leader in goals (114) and assists (124).