Capitals re-sign forward Shane Gersich to one-year, two-way contract

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Capitals re-sign Shane Gersich to one-year, two-way contract originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Shane Gersich to a one-year, two-way contract, general manager Brian MacLellan announced on Saturday.

Gersich, 24, was selected by the Capitals with the 134th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, before finishing a decorated collegiate career at the University of North Dakota.

He made his NHL debut in 2018, appearing in three games in the 2017-18 season and two Eastern Conference semifinal games in 2018 when the Capitals took home the Stanley Cup.

Gersich is coming off of his third professional season with the Capitals' AHL affiliate Hershey Bears. He finished the 2020-21 season with 6 goals and 8 assists for a total of 14 points in 33 games.

Through 153 career games with Hershey, Gersich has recorded 56 points (24g, 32a).