The Washington Capitals’ offseason has been going swell, but now there’s a bit of sad news to report.
Caps fourth-line center Jay Beagle, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, will be leaving Washington. The fan favorite will be signing a multi-year deal elsewhere.
According to McKenzie, the Vancouver Canucks are the frontrunners to land the Canadian center.
Multiple teams in on Jay Beagle but looks like VAN is front runner to land the UFA centre who is expected to leave WSH for a multi-year deal on July 1.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 29, 2018
Beagle was used entirely in a defensive posture by Barry Trotz, often taking defensive-zone faceoffs and being a leader on the team’s penalty kill. During the Caps’ Stanley Cup run, Beagle chipped in two goals and six assists in 23 games. Often the offense came in big moments.
Beags is in the final year of a three-year, $5.25 million contract which paid him $1.75m a season.
You’ll be missed, dog.
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