Defenseman Matt Irwin Returns to the Washington Capitals On a One-year Contract

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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 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

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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2 Responses to Defenseman Matt Irwin Returns to the Washington Capitals On a One-year Contract

  1. steven says:

    Goor resign not only inexpensive but a player who can sit and still return to play at a high level.

  2. Jon Sorensen says:

    He did a decent job last season.

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