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Jay Beagle re-signs with Capitals for three years, $2.7M

Jul 5, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT

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The Washington Capitals have gone through quite a few changes as they transition from Dale Hunter to Adam Oates behind the bench. Still, GM George McPhee decided to bring back one of Hunter’s favorites; the Capitals re-signed Jay Beagle to a three-year contract that Stephen Whyno reports is worth $2.7 million overall.

Mike Vogl reports that he’ll get $700K in 2012-13 and then $1 million in the following two seasons, salary-wise.

Beagle’s excellent faceoff winning percentage (57.7) and steady defensive play – along with all the dog puns that come with his last name – made him a favorite in many circles. As I mentioned, Hunter was one of his biggest fans, giving him 18:25 minutes per game during the 2012 playoffs. (There were times when Beagle received more ice time than Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin.)

Beagle won’t light up the scoreboard, but he’s the kind of guy who can inhibit other teams from doing so. At $900K per year, his return is easy to trumpet.

  1. grillmarks - Jul 5, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Seems to be on the low end.

  2. ravenscaps48 - Jul 5, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Good moves by GMGM this afternoon by bringing back MP85 and the DogPound. Just need to get in there and let Coach get these boys playing the right way… LETS GO CAPS!

  3. michael90212 - Jul 5, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Great price tag if you’re George McPhee. Beagle was as good of a defensive force as there was in the whole of the playoffs, and missed Game 7 v. Rangers only because of breaking his foot. If his overall game improves by even the smallest fraction, $1million per is a huge value.

  4. canuckinamerica - Jul 5, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    A lot of money for a guy who goes to sleep quickly after dropping his gloves.

    • wethog66 - Jul 6, 2012 at 7:50 AM

      Interesting comment from someone who would go nite nite even quicker than Beags if you dropped gloves with someone like Asham. That is if you have the stones to drop with Asham in the first place. Me thinks you don’t.

  5. bmoreredfury311 - Jul 5, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Two good signs today. love Beag’s great grinder and face-off man. Get maybe Doan then they’ll really be in business. if they cap were to buy some what big this offseason. Hillen and Crabb also two great pick ups. Putting together a good solid fore-check.

  6. flyeredup - Jul 5, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Just don’t drop the gloves with Asham Beags.

  7. caps4cup - Jul 5, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Great signing. Beagle had a amazing playoffs.

  8. capsfan19 - Jul 6, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Ha ha and canucks players hide behind refs and talk trash huh?

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