Report: Capitals Prospect Chase Priskie informs officials that he will not sign with Washington

Quinnipiac senior defenseman Chase Priskie, the Capitals 6th round pick from 2016, has informed the Capitals that he will be signing with another team come August 15. The promising defenseman has starred for the Quinnipiac Bobcats for the last 4 seasons, earning a nomination as a Hobey Baker finalist this year.

Chase Priskie, WSH 6th round pick in 2016, has informed the Capitals he will NOT be signing with them and will become UFA on Aug. 15. Priskie finished his senior season with Quinnipiac and should be a highly sought after free agent defenceman.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 3, 2019

Priskie had 17 goals and 39 points in 36 GP for Qunnipiac.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 3, 2019

Priskie, who the Capitals attempted to sign last year at the end of his junior season, raised eyebrows on his decision to return to school. This decision brought questions of his long-term commitment to the Capitals and whether he would test the waters of free agency.

With his intention to hit free agency, Priskie can now sign with any team he desires. Look for nearly every team to offer him a contract, including the Capitals. With this loss, the Capitals should look to shore up a weak defensive pool, given the shaky play of 2016 first rounder Lucas Johansen and the injuries to 2018 first rounder Alex Alexeyev.

Austen Adcock

Freelance writer, alumni of the University of Mississippi, hockey and baseball connoisseur

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