Capitals sign F Matt Hendricks to 1-year contract

Forward Matt Hendricks has signed a one-year contract with the

Washington Capitals after going to training camp on a tryout

basis.

Hendricks, whose deal was announced Monday by the team, scored

three goals in Washington’s 6-2 victory over the Columbus Blue

Jackets in the Capitals’ exhibition opener last week. Hendricks

played for Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau with the AHL Hershey Bears

in 2006-07.

He had nine goals, seven assists and 74 penalty minutes with the

Colorado Avalanche last season.

Hendricks made his NHL debut in 2008 and has appeared in 60

games with the Avalanche.