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Capitals Re-Sign Jason Chimera

The Caps lock up goal-scoring machine Chimera to a two-year, $4 million extension.

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Per the team, the Caps have re-signed winger Jason Chimera to a two-year, $4 million extension. After a rough year last year, Chimera has kicked off the 2013-14 season with a bang as a member of the red-hot third line, with a five-goal, 11-point start to the year that has him fifth on the team in scoring.

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Mike Vogel has more on the signing, and for background on that 2012-13 season check out Chimera's Rink Wrap here.

Team release:

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed left wing Jason Chimera to a two-year contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Chimera will earn $2.0 million per year from 2014-15 through the 2015-16 season.

Chimera, 34, has recorded 11 points (five goals, six assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 16 games this season. The Edmonton, Alberta, native was named the NHL’s "Third Star" for the week ending Nov. 3 after posting a career-high four points (one goal, three assists) on Nov. 1 against Philadelphia and recording a career-long four game goal streak (10/24-11/1: four goals, five assists). Chimera has registered 107 points (45 goals, 62 assists) and 251 penalty minutes in 265 career games with Washington.

The 6’3", 216-pound forward has played in 726 career regular-season games with Edmonton, Columbus and Washington, recording 279 points (126 goals, 153 assists) and 716 penalty minutes. In 43 career playoff games, Chimera has tallied 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists), four game-winning goals and 16 penalty minutes.

Chimera was a fifth-round draft pick (121st overall) by Edmonton in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired from Columbus in exchange for Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina on Dec. 28, 2009.

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