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Washington Capitals re-sign Jason Chimera


The Washington Capitals announced today that Jason Chimera has been re-signed through 2016. The new deal is worth $2 million per season, and represents a slight increase over the $1.75 million that he’s made over the last two seasons with the caps. Chimera has had a pretty excellent week, all things considered.

Outside of the raise, he was named the NHL’s third star of the week after an offensive outburst that pushed his season totals to unusual heights. He scored a career-high four points against the Philadelphia Flyers on November 1 and has a four-game goal scoring streak from October 24 to through to the Flyers contest.

Chimera isn’t typically known for his scoring prowess, though he is a solid depth forward for Washington. He’s mostly known for his speed and forechecking ability, and is playing just over 15 minutes a night this season. He had a rough season following the lockout last year, but has bounced back cleanly for Washington and it’s excellent to see the team award him accordingly.

It seems to be a good deal for both sides. Chimera gets a small raise after taking a pay cut two seasons ago to stay in Washington, while the Capitals maintain one of their bottom-six staples.

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