The Washington Capitals have signed Wojtek Wolski to a one-year contract work $600K.
Wolski came into the NHL with so much promise, a 6’3 and 215 pound winger with a scoring touch sounded great. However he has be very inconsistent and has spent time with four different NHL teams over the last three seasons.
Wolski missed 30+ games last season due to a groin injury and saw some time in the AHL for conditioning. He played a total of 31 NHL games last season scoring just four goals and 12 points.
Wolski had a career season back in 2009-10 when he spilt time with the Colorado Avalanche and the Phoenix Coyotes. He scored 23 goals and 65 points in 80 games and finished the season scoring 18 points in 18 games with Phoenix.
Wolski is a versatile forward as he can play all three forward positions and should fight for a spot on the second scoring line. If he can find his scoring touch again 20+ goals and 55 points is not out of the question. Count on 10-15 goals and more likely 40 points, anything else consider a bonus.
A few days earlier the Capitals signed Ryan Stoa to a one-year contract work $700K. He is going to need a very strong training camp to make the Capitals roster, expect him to play most of the season in the AHL.
Stoa is a depth forward who has a little offense upside. He finished his NCAA career scoring over a point a game. He followed that up with a strong first season in the AHL, scoring 23 goals and 40 points in 54 games. However his production in the AHL has dropped each season. His AHL points per game has gone from 0.74 to 0.69 and finally to 0.48 last season.
He has played in just 37 NHL games and scored just four goals and seven points. Stoa has zero fantasy value right now and is likely a career AHLer.
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