Washington Capitals Re-Sign Jay Beagle To 3-Year Deal

Jay Beagle hasn't put up any kind of offensive numbers during his time as a sometimes fourth-liner with the Washington Capitals, but he's effective at eating up ice time without shipping a high volume of goals, which was good enough to earn him a new contract with the team.

The deal will pay Beagle $700,000 in 2012-13 and $1 million in both 2013-14 and 2014-15. The Capitals will take an annual cap hit of $900,000.

Beagle turned down his option for salary arbitration earlier in the day, for now obvious reasons. He did very little in his career up until the second half of last season, when he became a key defensive center and penalty-killing option for the Capitals.

This signing leaves the Capitals with only two unsigned restricted free agents, Mike Green and John Carlson.

For more on the Caps, head over to Japers' Rink. For more from around the NHL, head over to SB Nation's NHL hub page.

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