The Washington Capitals have re-signed left wing Brett Connolly to a two-year, $3 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced. Connolly, 25, had 15 goals and eight assists in 66 games with the Capitals during the 2016-17 season, posting career highs in goals and plus/minus (+20). The 6-foot-3, 194-pound left wing scored 15 goals on 81 shots last season, ranking eighth in the NHL in shooting percentage (18.5 percent). Washington posted a 16-1-2 record in 2016-17 in games when Connolly recorded a point. He was drafted by Tampa Bay in the first round, sixth overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft and has 42 goals and 40 assists in 276 career NHL games with Tampa Bay, Boston and Washington. ... The Capitals also signed right wing Anthony Peluso to a one-year, two-way contract ($650,000/$250,000. Peluso, 28, has recorded 14 points in 142 career NHL games with the Winnipeg Jets. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound right wing made his NHL debut on Feb. 12, 2013 against Philadelphia. He was drafted by St. Louis in the sixth round, 160th overall, in the 2007 NHL Draft. The North York, Ont., native tallied two assists in 22 games with the Manitoba Moose (American Hockey League) last season and has earned 31 points in 203 career AHL games with Manitoba and Peoria. ... Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who played the last half of last season with the Capitals, signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers. Shattenkirk split last season between St. Louis and Washington and had 13 goals and 43 assists for 56 points in 80 games. The Capitals also lost free agent defenseman Karl Alzner (Canadiens) and forward Justin Williams (Hurricanes). He is one of four NHL defensemen who have at least 30 assists and 40 points in at least six of his first seven NHL seasons.