Washington Capitals sign free agent right wing Brian Willie to one-year contract

WASHINGTON – Right wing Brian Willsie has signed a free-agent contract with the Washington Capitals.

The one-year deal brings Willsie back to the Capitals, where he scored a career-high 19 goals and added 22 assists in 2005-06.

The 32-year-old Willsie has 52 goals and 56 assists in 380 career NHL games for Colorado, Washington and Los Angeles.

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Willsie played most of last season with Colorado’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, where he had 26 goals and 31 assists in 75 games.