Capitals re-sign Trevor Van Riemsdyk to a three-year extension

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Trevor Van Riemsdyk to a three-year extension. Van Riemsdyk has been solid for the Capitals since joining the team.

With all the injury problems to the Capitals this season Van Riemsdyk has been one of the few reliable defenseman. Van Riemsdyk is a solid all around defenseman who has even seen time on the Power Play due to all the injuries.

Here is the Caps press release.

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a three-year contract extension, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. van Riemsdyk’s contract will carry an average annual value of $3 million.

van Riemsdyk, 31, has recorded a career-high 19 points (7g, 12a) in 66 games this season. The 6’3″, 191-pound defenseman established a career high in points for the second-consecutive season, surpassing his 17 points (1g, 16a) in 72 games played in 2021-22. van Riemsdyk leads the Capitals and ranks seventh in the NHL in blocked shots (146) and ranks first on the team in plus/minus (+12) and shorthanded ice time per game (2:37). This season, van Riemsdyk is one of two Capitals’ skaters to appear in all 66 of the team’s games and is averaging 19:00 of ice time per game, which marks the second-highest rate of his career (2015-16: 19:59).

The Middletown, New Jersey native has recorded 108 points (24g, 84a) in 522 career games with Washington, the Carolina Hurricanes and Chicago Blackhawks. van Riemsdyk has appeared in 32 career Stanley Cup playoff games and won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2015.

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