October 19, 2020

Washington Capitals announce three free agent signings

The Washington Capitals announced Monday signing free agent defenseman Tyson Strachan, right wing Matt Watkins and goalie David Leggio.

Strachan, 28, has the most NHL experience of the trio. He played 38 games with the Florida Panthers last season, compiling four assists and 40 penalty minutes. He brings size (6’3″, 225) to the blueline.

Watkins, 26, scored 11 goals and 19 assists for AHL Bridgeport last season and served as that team’s captain. He has appeared in one NHL game with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Leggio, 28, went 38-24-1 with a 2.56 GAA and .924 SV% for AHL Rochester last season.  He led the league in wins and games played in 2012-13, ranked tied for fourth in the AHL in save percentage and19th in goals-against average last season. Leggio set career-best marks last season in games played, wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts.

All three players were signed to one-year, two-way contracts and will most likely spend the season rostered in Hershey.

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press and is a copy editor for the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP


  1. Washington Capitals are the members of the National Hockey league. Tyason Strachan was drafted by Carolina Hurricane. Matt Watkins is started at Dallas stars at 2005. David Leggio has great excellence in goal saves.

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