ARLINGTON, Va. – Defenceman Milan Jurcina has re-signed with the Washington Capitals after being awarded a US$1.375-million, one-year contract through arbitration.
The deal was announced on Friday.
Jurcina played in 79 games last season, leading all Capitals defencemen. He had three goals, a career-high 11 assists and led the team with 131 blocked shots, earning him a raise from his $912,000 salary for 2008-09.
The 26-year-old Slovak was acquired by the Capitals from the Boston Bruins in 2007.
He has played in 275 NHL games – 184 with Washington – and has 14 career goals with 32 assists.