Peter Laviolette on Trevor van Riemsdyk’s extension: ‘That contract for me is well deserved and well earned’
The Washington Capitals re-signed Trevor van Riemsdyk to a three-year, $9 million contract extension on Saturday that will keep the veteran defenseman in DC through his age-34 season.
Plucked out of relative obscurity after six seasons with the Blackhawks and Hurricanes, TVR saw his role grow with the Capitals from a frequent healthy scratch to, as of recently, top-pairing responsibilities with John Carlson out due to injury.
One person who was particularly excited about the new deal was Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette. Combined with longtime assistant coach Kevin McCarthy, Laviolette helped turn TVR into one of his biggest success stories.
Laviolette spoke about TVR after the Capitals’ practice at Madison Square Garden on Monday.