The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Jay Beagle to a three year extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Beagle, 26, set career highs in goals (4), points (5), games played (41) and penalty minutes (23) last season. He finished the season ranked second on Washington in face-off percentage (57.7%) and recorded 66 hits and 23 blocked shots during the regular season. Beagle tallied his first career playoff goal and assist and finished sixth among forwards in average ice time per game (18:25) during the postseason, compared to his 11:51 per-game ice time during the regular season. He tied for sixth on the team in hits (25) and ranked second among Capitals forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:42) during the postseason.