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Capitals Re-sign Trevor van Riemsdyk to Two-Year Contract Extension

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The two-year deal is worth $1.9 million.

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The Capitals have re-signed defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year, $1.9 million contract, the team announced today. The contract will carry an average annual value of $950k, earning him $1 million in year one and $900k in year two.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman was first to break the news, and the Washington Post’s Samantha Pell was quick to confirm it.

The right-handed blueliner has played nine games for the Caps this season, and he has one goal. Despite not seeing a lot of ice time this season, The Athletic’s Tarik El Bashir reported today that the team has really liked what they have seen from TvR so far.

Official statement from the Capitals:

ARLINGTON, Va. The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year, $1.9 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. van Riemsdyk’s contract will carry an average annual value of $950,000.

The 6’3”, 188-pound defenseman has scored one goal in nine games with the Capitals this season.

van Riemsdyk, 29, recorded eight points (1g, 7a) in 49 games with the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2019-20 season. In 373 regular season games between Washington, Chicago and Carolina, van Riemsdyk has recorded 70 points (16g, 54a).

The Middletown, New Jersey, native has appeared in 26 career playoff games with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Hurricanes and won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Blackhawks in 2015.

van Riemsdyk played in three seasons at the University of New Hampshire from 2011-14, earning NCAA (Hockey East) All-Rookie Team honors in 2012. Additionally, during the 2012-13 season, van Riemsdyk was named to the NCAA (East) First All-American Team.

van Riemsdayk was signed as an undrafted free agent by Chicago on March 24, 2014.