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.
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).
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.