Capitals Sign Former ECHL Center Morgan

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League announced that they have signed free agent center Jason Morgan, who played in the ECHL with Mississippi and Florida.

The South Carolina Stingrays are the ECHL affiliate of the Capitals of the NHL and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Selected in the fifth round (118th overall) by Los Angeles in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Morgan scored three goals in six regular season games and two points (1g-1a) in three playoff games with Mississippi as a rookie in 1996-97. He also played in the original International Hockey League where he had nine points (3g-6a) in 57 games with Phoenix and made his NHL debut appearing in three games with the Kings.

The 6-1 and 194-pound Morgan returned to the ECHL in 1999-2000 and had 39 points (14g-25a) in 48 regular season games and four points (2g-2a) in five playoff games with Florida while also scoring four points (1g-3a) in 15 games with Cincinnati of the IHL.

He returned to Florida in 2000-01 and had 37 points (15g-22a) in 48 regular season games and five points (2g-3a) in five playoff games for the Everblades. He also played in the AHL in 2000-01 and had two goals in 11 games with Hamilton and five points (1g-4a) in 16 games with Springfield while playing in the postseason with Saint John where he had one assist in six games.

The 30 year old played four games in the NHL with Minnesota in 2006-07 while also playing in the AHL where he had 26 points (12g-14a) and 73 penalty minutes in 57 games with Houston.

He has 79 points (32g-47a) in 91 career regular season ECHL games and 11 points (5g-6a) in 13 career ECHL playoff games and seven points (2g-5a) and 18 penalty minutes in 44 games in the NHL with Calgary, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minnesota and Nashville.