Elliotte Friedman reports that former Caps forward Jay Beagle will sign a big deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Worth twelve million dollars over four seasons, it’s a significant raise for the fan-favorite faceoff specialist.
The value of Beagle’s next deal went up in the last few days, with a number of teams interested. Vancouver won the bidding war with a long term, per Elliotte:
Hearing Ryan deal is approx 3×3.125 and Czarnik 2×1.25 in CAL; word out of VAN is Beagle is 4×3 and Roussel 4×3.25
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2018
Beagle’s previous deal paid him $1.75 million annually over the last three seasons. With a few exceptions, Beagle has filled a fourth-line center role with lots of penalty killing.
Beagle won 584 of his 998 faceoffs last season, 58.5 percent, top five in the league. Vancouver’s best faceoff man was Bo Horvat with 53.8.
Beagle’s hometown is in Calgary, so this move will bring him closer to his family.
One last time, here’s beagle.jpg.
Headline photo: Cara Bahniuk
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