WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Mystics General Manager and Head Coach Trudi Lacey announced today that veteran free agent guard Dominique Canty has signed with the team. Canty has averaged 7.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in a career that spans 13 years and three teams (Detroit Shock, Houston Comets and Chicago Sky).

Canty has made four post season appearances during her career (1999, 2003, 2005, 2006) and has recorded playoff averages of 6.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Prior to joining the WNBA, Canty was a member of the National Women’s Basketball League. She has participated in numerous international leagues, playing with teams in Israel, Poland and Turkey. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Canty finished her collegiate career as a two-time All-American.

The Washington Mystics will tip off the 2012 season on Saturday, May 19 against the Chicago Sky. Season tickets for the 2012 season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at

Celebrating their 15th season, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The group also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals and Verizon Center – the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University's Patriot Center.