The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Jack Hillen to a one-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hillen, 26, recorded six points (two goals, four assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 55 games with the Nashville Predators last season. He finished the season eighth on Nashville in plus/minus (plus-six) and tied for eighth in blocked shots (65). Hillen made his NHL playoff debut last season, appearing in two games of the Western Conference quarterfinal series vs. Detroit.


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