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Capitals re-sign defenceman Schultz to four-year, US$11-million contract

WASHINGTON – Defenceman Jeff Schultz has agreed to a four-year, US$11 million contract to remain with the Washington Capitals.

The deal was announced Wednesday afternoon.

Schultz, 24, led the NHL last season with a plus-50 rating and had a team-high 129 blocked shots. He had three goals and career highs of 20 assists and 23 points in 73 games.

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Schultz, the Capitals’ first-round choice—27th overall—in the 2004 entry draft, was a restricted free agent and had filed for salary arbitration prior to Monday’s deadline.

Washington also signed defenceman Brian Fahey to a one-year contract and agreed to a two-year deal with left-winger Kyle Greentree.