The Capitals have re-signed restricted free-agent defenseman Patrick McNeill to a two-year contract.

According to Cap Geek, which first reported the deal, it is a two-way contract worth $525,000 per season if McNeill is playing in the NHL or $105,000 if he is in the minor leagues.

McNeill, 24, has spent the past four seasons with the Hershey Bears and was recalled briefly by the Capitals this past year but has yet to make his NHL debut. He appeared in 51 games for the Bears in the 2010-11 regular season, recording seven goals, 27 points and finished with a plus-7 rating.