Caps Sign Carl Hagelin to a Four-Year, $11 Million Extension

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Posted June 16, 2019

The Washington Capitals announced they have re-signed Carl Hagelin to a four-year, $11 million contract extension. Hagelin was acquired by the Capitals at the trade deadline last season. The contract has an AAV of $2..75 million.

Hagelin, who will be 31 in August, had 11 points, three goals and eight assists,  in 20 regular season games with Washington and had an assist in the Caps first round loss to Carolina.

Hagelin’s main contribution to the Caps last season was giving the Caps a much-needed boost on the penalty kill.

Hagelin’s signing comes just days after the Caps traded Matt Niskanen, and his $5.75 million cap hit to the Philadelphia in exchange for Radko Gudas, who after the Flyers retained 30% of his salary, has a cap hit of $2.345 million for the upcoming season.

“We are pleased to have signed Carl to a new four year contract,” said Capitals GM Brian MacLellan in a release. “Carl is a versatile player who can play on any line and is an excellent penalty killer. He is a proven winner and provides great leadership to our team.”

Hagelin will most likely return to a third line role for Washington in the upcoming season.