Vancouver Canucks center Jay Beagle received his Stanley Cup ring on Monday morning when the Washington Capitals skated at Rogers Arena in preparations for their game against the Canucks tonight at 10 PM eastern.
This comes two days after his wife gave birth to their third child, Millie.
The Calgary native posted seven goals and 22 points in 79 regular season games in addition to his two goals and eight points in the playoffs last season for the Capitals. Signed as an undrafted free agent, Beagle tallied 51 goals and 116 points in 471 games and eight goals and 19 points in 85 playoff games in his Capital career. He was a reliable penalty killer and faceoff specialist, who got trusted to take draws in crucial moments. Beagle won 56.1% of the faceoffs he took over his tenure as a Capital.
Jay Beagle just got some ice. pic.twitter.com/pzK2apFedj
— Irfaan Gaffar (@sportsnetirf) October 22, 2018
The center is currently recovering from a fractured forearm that will keep him out 4-6 weeks. Beagle posted one assist in five games for the Canucks prior to his injury.
Beagle was a fan favorite in Washington known for his positivity with the fan base and his strong work ethic. He was very reliable defensively as the team put Beagle out on the ice for a big draw late in the game and on the penalty kill. It is likely that Beagle’s return to Washington will be an emotional one when the Canucks visit the Capitals on February 5.
Beags gets his bling 🐶💍 pic.twitter.com/6ayKfH6mLB
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) October 22, 2018
The Capitals held a special ring ceremony for Jay before practice this morning at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Following the ceremony, Beagle chatted with the Capitals’ Mike Vogel about what it was like to see his old team mates and about receiving his championship ring (Video: Washington Capitals)
By Harrison Brown