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The Washington Capitals re-signed veteran defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract on the first day of free agency. The 34-year old spent the 2021-22 season with Washington.
Per PuckPedia, the deal is for one year and carries a cap hit of $750,000, while Irwin will make $450,000 if in the minors.
The #ALLCAPS signed 34 y/o LD Matt Irwin to 1 year 750K Cap Hit Deal
4P in 17 GP
— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) July 13, 2022
The veteran blueliner played in 47 games last season for the Caps, recording four points including his first goal in almost four years in April 2022. Irwin will be entering his 12th NHL season. In 400 NHL games, the undrafted rearguard has recorded 88 points. With the loss of Justin Schultz to the Seattle Kraken, the Caps were in need of another defenseman.
By Michael Fleetwood