Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Capitals Sign Right Wing Brian Willsie

Per the Washington Capitals Media Relations Department:

The Washington Capitals have signed free agent right wing Brian Willsie 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.
Willsie, 32, is a former Capital and Hershey Bear who returns to the organization after splitting the past four years between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche organizations. A veteran of 380 NHL games since he made his debut in 1999-00, Willsie has totaled 52 goals and 56 assists (108 points) in the NHL. His best season came in 2005-06 with the Capitals when he finished fourth on the team with 41 points (19 goals, 22 assists) in 82 games.
The Belmont, Ontario, native stands 6’1” and weighs 202 pounds. He played four games for Colorado last season while spending most of the year with its American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters. Willsie led Lake Erie in goals (26) and was third in points (57) in 75 games. Willsie spent parts of four seasons with Hershey from 1998-2003, when he was originally in the Colorado organization. The Avalanche drafted him in the sixth round, 146th overall, of the 1996 Entry Draft.
Brian Willsie
Right Wing
Ht.: 6’1” Wt.: 202 Shoots: Right
Born: March 16, 1978 (Belmont, Ontario)
Drafted: Colorado’s sixth-round choice, 146th overall, in the 1996 Entry Draft
Career Statistics
Year Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994-95 St. Thomas OJHL-B 45 35 47 82 47 - - - - -
1995-96 Guelph OHL 65 13 21 34 18 16 4 2 6 6
1996-97 Guelph OHL 64 37 31 68 37 18 15 4 19 10
1997-98 Guelph OHL 57 45 31 76 41 12 9 5 14 18
Canada WJC 7 0 2 2 4 - - - - -
1998-99 Hershey AHL 72 19 10 29 28 3 1 0 1 0
1999-00 Colorado NHL 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Hershey AHL 78 20 39 59 44 12 2 6 8 8
2000-01 Hershey AHL 48 18 23 41 20 12 7 2 9 14
2001-02 Colorado NHL 56 7 7 14 14 4 0 1 1 2
2002-03 Colorado NHL 12 0 1 1 15 6 1 0 1 2
Hershey AHL 59 29 28 57 49 - - - - -
2003-04 CAPITALS NHL 49 10 5 15 18 - - - - -
2004-05 Ljubljana Interliga 12 7 6 13 34 - - - - -
Ljubljana Slovenia 2 0 3 3 4 - - - - -
Portland AHL 53 23 17 40 47 - - - - -
2005-06 CAPITALS NHL 82 19 22 41 77 - - - - -
2006-07 Los Angeles NHL 81 11 10 21 49 - - - - -
2007-08 Los Angeles NHL 53 4 8 12 30 - - - - -
2008-09 Colorado NHL 42 1 3 4 14 - - - - -
Lake Erie AHL 12 8 6 14 8
2009-10 Colorado NHL 4 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Lake Erie AHL 75 26 31 57 44 - - - - -
CAPITALS TOTALS 131 29 27 56 95 - - - - -
NHL TOTALS 380 52 56 108 217 10 1 1 2 4

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