Mathieu Perreault was called up twice in 2010-11 by Washington for extended stints. ((Kathy Kmonicek/Associated Press))

Centre Mathieu Perreault has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, agreeing to a one-year contract.

The 23-year-old Perreault had seven goals and seven assists in 35 games with the Capitals last season.

He also had 11 goals and 24 assists in 34 games with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Perreault has appeared in a total of 56 NHL games for Washington, with 11 goals and 12 assists.

He was a sixth-round draft pick in 2006, starring for Acadie-Bathurst in the QMJHL.

Perreault was among a group of restricted free agents that the Capitals gave qualifying offers to in late June.