Dog pun* (and gritty player) enthusiasts rejoice: the Washington Capitals signed Jay Beagle to a three-year, $5.25 million extension on Monday.
(Interesting that the Capitals provided contract specifics in the Typically Shadowy NHL.)
Mike Vogel of the team website laid out the particulars of the deal:
The Washington Post’s Alex Prewitt notes how big of a bump this is, even if it might seem pretty affordable compared to what kind of scratch NHL players pull in (even scrappy-yet-unspectacular ones):
A few years ago, it was noted the 29-year-old was dealing with two mortgages, so this could be a nice break for Beagle. It’s not so bad for Washington, either, as they get a solid “energy guy” for a perfectly reasonable price.
Basically, everybody wins:
* – The headline to this post almost featured “Dog not gone.” Almost.