The Washington Capitals have signed Regina Pats defenseman Connor Hobbs to a three year entry level deal.
The Capitals picked Hobbs in the 2015 entry draft in the fifth round with the 143 overall pick.
Hobbs, who is from Saskatoon had 41 points, 19 goals, and 22 assists in 58 games for the Pats this past season. In the playoffs he had 10 points, 4 goals, and 6 assists in 12 games.
Hobbs was the winner of the Charles Johnson Memorial award as the team’s best defenseman.
The Capitals have also announced the signing of fellow Pats defenseman Colby Williams. Williams signed a one year contract with the Capitals American Hockey League Affiliate, Hershey Bears.
Williams was also picked by the Capitals in the 2015 entry draft, in the sixth round with the 173 overall pick.
Williams, who is from Regina missed a large chunk of this past season because of injuries. However despite his short season he still managed to score 12 points, 5 goals, 7 assists in 19 regular season games.
Williams had a strong showing in the playoffs, where he managed 9 points. 2 goals, and 7 assists in 12 games.
Both players are taking part in the Capitals development camp in Washington this week.