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Caps give d-man Hillen a two-year, $1.4 million extension

Apr 2, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

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The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Jack Hillen to a two-year, $1.4 million contract extension, the club announced today.

Hillen has one assist in 10 games this season. The 26-year-old missed 25 games with a shoulder injury that he suffered in January.

Clearly, Hillen has been doing something right in coach Adam Oates’ eyes. On Saturday, Hillen played 25:19 in a 4-3 shootout win in Buffalo.


In other news out of Washington today — which is shaping up to be a pretty busy one — the Caps also acquired minor-leaguer Dane Byers from Edmonton in exchange for Garrett Stafford.

That’s the second AHL deal the Caps swung today. Earlier, they re-acquired Joel Rechlicz from Phoenix in exchange for Matthew Clackson.

The Caps also signed University of Minnesota defenseman Nate Schmidt to a two-year entry-level contract on Tuesday.

  1. operwapitsai - Apr 2, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    I wish the caps would do something that would actually have an effect on the team… I guess resigning Hillen does that but come on now, we need some picks or some roster players

    • bethgoesglobal - Apr 2, 2013 at 6:55 PM

      Acquiring Schmidt is like getting a first round pick.

  2. mp1113 - Apr 2, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    as long as jeff schultz is never in the line up again i dont care what we do. he is such garbage

    • ravenscaps48 - Apr 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM


  3. watermelon1 - Apr 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Lol. Playing for the future. Lets hope it doesn’t end up like those promises the orioles made for 14 years. “Next year!”

  4. bethgoesglobal - Apr 2, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Schmidt is a very promising D-man. I’ve seen him play several times this year and he has A Lot of offensive talent and I think he was used in their PP regularly. I believe he was around the top of the WCHA in points for a defenseman, maybe even the first. He is also (what they would say) a responsible D-man. So a real good two-way defenseman. Hopefully he will continue to develop well. Who knows, maybe he’ll become the next Mike Green (the Green of years past). -hey, think positive!!

    Anyway, a great prospect to acquire from the U of M and we should be happy that the Caps got him. Good job GMGM!!

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