The Washington Capitals announced today that they have signed Miami (Ohio) University defenseman Cam Schilling to a two-year, entry-level contract that begins this season.
Schilling, a 6'2", 197 pound blueliner, recently finished his senior season with the Redhawks, where he scored one goal, added 13 assists, totaled 20 penalty minutes, and was a plus-13 in 39 games. The Carmel, Indiana-native was a teammate of John Carlson's when they both played for the USHL's Indiana Ice during the 2007/08 season, and wore number 5 for the Redhawks.
Schilling's signing follows those of TJ Syner and David Civitarese with the AHL's Hershey Bears.
Perhaps one of the more highly-rated college free agents this summer, Schilling's contract begins next season. For now, he'll join Syner and Civitarese with the Bears, and it is expected he will make his professional debut tomorrow as the Bears travel take on the Binghamton Senators.