The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Riley Barber to a one-year contract. Barber scored 20 goals for the Hershey Bears last season even after missing because of a few minor injuries.
The Capitals drafted Barber in 2012 and he has shown his offensive capabilities in the AHL. Barber come into this season with back to back 20+ goal seasons. Both have been plagued with one injury or another, if healthy this could be the breakout season Riley Barber needs to make his career. Barber will have a different pay scale depending on the team he is on.
Take the offensive capabilities of Barber and mix it with newly signed centers Sgarbossa, or Jayson Megna, the Hershey Bears will be in for a nice treat.
Here is the Capitals press release.
Barber’s contract will carry an average annual value of $650,000 and $115,000 in the AHL
by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com
The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Riley Barber to a one-year contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Barber’s contract will carry an average annual value of $650,000 and $115,000 in the AHL.
The 6’0″, 190-pound forward led the Hershey Bears with 20 goals last season and ranked fourth in points (38). The Pittsburgh native also led Hershey in power play goals (10) and tied for first in game-winning goals (5). Additionally, Barber recorded 10 multi-point games.
Barber has earned 120 points (59g, 61a) in 173 career AHL games with Hershey and was named Hershey’s Rookie of the Year in 2016 following a 55-point season (26g, 29a).
Barber, 24, made his NHL/Capitals debut on Feb. 24, 2017 against the Edmonton Oilers and played in three games with Washington in the 2016-17 season.
Barber played at Miami University (Ohio) for three seasons from 2012-15 and earned 123 points (54g, 69a) in 116 games. He was drafted by the Capitals in the sixth round, 167th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.