Capitals sign Hagelin to four-year extension

Carl Hagelin is staying with the Washington Capitals after signing a contract extension.

The Capitals announced on Sunday they have signed the veteran winger to a four-year contract extension worth $11million.

The deal will net Hagelin an average of $2.75m a year. He is coming off a four-year deal worth $16m that he signed with the Anaheim Ducks in 2015 and was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

"We are pleased to have signed Carl to a new four-year contract," Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said in a release.

"Carl is a versatile player who can play on any line and is an excellent penalty killer. He is a proven winner and provides great leadership to our team."

Hagelin, 30, was selected by the New York Rangers in the sixth round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and was later traded to the Ducks in 2015. However, he was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins midway though the season.

He remained in Pittsburgh until last November, when he was traded to the Kings after winning back-to-back Stanley Cups with the Penguins. But his tenure in Los Angeles did not last, as he was acquired by the Capitals in February for a pair of draft picks.

Hagelin had five goals and 14 assists in 58 games between the three teams last season, including three goals and eight assists in 20 regular-season games for Washington. He added one assist in seven playoff games.

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