Capitals Sign Nic Dowd To One-Year Contract Worth $650,000


The Washington Capitals signed center Nic Dowd to a one-year contract worth $650,000 to replace Jay Beagle as the fourth-line center.

Dowd, 28, recorded three goals and four points in 56 games with the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks. All three of his goals came in his 40-game tenure with the Canucks.

In 2016-17, Dowd tallied six goals and 22 points in 70 games with the Kings. He was a -15 that season.

The Kings traded Dowd to the Canucks in exchange for defensive prospect Jordan Subban on December 8.

The 2009 seventh-round pick (198th overall) has nine goals, 26 points, and a -24 rating in 131 career games with the Kings and Canucks.

He could replace Jay Beagle, who reportedly agreed to a four-year contract worth $12 million with the Canucks.

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In the 2016-17 season, his first full NHL season, Dowd ranked 10th on Los Angeles with 22 points (6g, 16a).

In three AHL seasons with the Manchester Monarchs and the Ontario Reign, Dowd recorded 92 points (23g, 69a) in 140 games. Additionally, Dowd collected 25 points (12g, 13a) in 36 AHL playoff games. In 2015, Dowd recorded 13 points (7g, 6a) in 19 playoff games and won a Calder Cup with Manchester.

Dowd attended St. Cloud State University (NCAA), serving as captain in his senior year. Dowd recorded 40 points (22g, 18a) in 38 games during his senior season and finished as a Hobey Baker finalist as the NCAA’s top player in 2014.

By Harrison Brown

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19 Responses to Capitals Sign Nic Dowd To One-Year Contract Worth $650,000

  1. J says:

    I just hope whoever is the 4th line Center is a Faceoff god and Pk beast, caps dont have a lot of faceoff guys other then Backy now and he cant take every draw. Eller is ok but Beagle was automatic almost

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  3. Anonymous says:

    I dont see the need for Dowd when we have lots of young guys like Walker, Boyd, CS,…

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