After not re-signing with the Florida Panthers prior to the start of free agency, defenseman and UFA Tyson Strachan has reportedly signed a 2-way deal with the Washington Capitals. Although signing a 2-way deal usually inquires that a player will likely be spending a lot of time with their team’s Minor League affiliate, the Capitals have a shotty defense which could certainly use Tyson’s “Stay at home” defensive stlye.
In July of 2011, Strachan signed a one year, two-way deal with the Florida Panthers where he saw a lot of time with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. It wasn’t until January of 2012 when Strachan was called up to the Panthers for the first time to replace an injured Dmitry Kulikov. Strachan may be most known for his 1st and only goal he ever scored with the Panthers which was a shot from the point that came off a Marcel Goc faceoff win. The fan favorite slogan “Release the Strachan” was born.