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Friday, July 1, 2011

Capitals Sign Jeff Halpern

As first reported by TSN's Gord Miller, the Washington Capitals have signed free agent center and former Caps captain Jeff Halpern to a one-year deal worth $825,000.  Halpern played for the Montreal Canadiens last year, suiting up for 72 games and scoring 11 goals to go along with 15 assists.  He will play a fourth-line, veteran role with the Capitals and I really like this move.  Halpern can win faceoffs, play good defense, and assist on the penalty kill.
This move coincides with former Capital Boyd Gordon signing with the Phoenix Coyotes on a two-year, $2.65 million deal.  Halpern brings pretty much the same skill set considerably cheaper.
More as it becomes available.

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