Thursday, July 5, 2012

Beagle Gets Extension

Today, the Washington Capitals have signed center Jay Beagle to a 3-year, $2.7 million contract extension. Beagle missed a majority of last season due to a concussion and missed the end of the playoffs due to a broken foot.

Beagle, like Perreault, set career high marks in goals (four), points (five), and games played (41) last season. The 26 year old has been getting better and better and the Capitals rewarded his improvement with this extension.

Beagle is a tough center that is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win. He recorded 66 hits and 23 blocked shots last season to go along with 23 penalty minutes.

Beagle also came up big in the playoffs for the Capitals. He dished out 25 hits and blocked 13 shots.

Beagle has the potential to become a major player on this Capitals team. He is a hard working, hard nosed tough guy that isn't afraid of sacrificing himself when he's on the ice.

The Capitals now have two restricted free agents (RFA's) left to sign: John Carlson and Mike Green.

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Source: CSN Washington website