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

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images

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. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
This entry was posted in Defense, Free Agency, News, NHL, Washington Capitals and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.