Washington Capitals Re-Sign Jason Chimera To Two-Year Extension

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals controls the puck against the New York Rangers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 20, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Capitals have re-signed forward Jason Chimera to a two-year contract extension.

The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Jason Chimera to a two-year contract extension. Via The Washington Post's Katie Carrera, Chimera's new contract has an annual salary cap hit of $1.75 million.

Chimera, acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets in December 2009 in exchange for Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina, had 10 goals and 26 points in 81 games last season. More importantly, Chimera had two goals in the playoffs last season, including the game-winning double overtime goal in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the New York Rangers. All three of Chimera's career playoff goals have been game-winners.

The 32-year-old Chimera was still under contract for one more season; he would have become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

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