Good hustle: Caps hand Beagle three-year, $5.25M extension

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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.