Penguins claim F Matthew Phillips off waivers from Capitals

The Pittsburgh Penguins claimed forward Matthew Phillips off waivers from the Washington Capitals on Friday.

He is signed through the 2023-24 season and his contract carries an average annual value of $775,000 at the NHL level.

Phillips, 25, had one goal and four assists in 27 games this season with the Capitals.

A sixth-round pick by Calgary in 2016, Phillips played in one game for the Flames in 2020-21 and two games in 2022-23.

He has recorded 237 points (103 goals, 134 assists) in 265 career games in the American Hockey League.