Capitals Defenseman Matt Irwin Signs With Vancouver Canucks On One-Year Deal

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With free agency fully underway, the Washington Capitals have been among the clubs making moves on the open market.

While the club has already added defenseman Joel Edmundsson via trade, and forward Max Pacioretty via free agency, they have bid farewell to forward Conor Sheary, and most recently, veteran defenseman Matt Irwin.

The Vancouver Canucks announced that they have signed Irwin to a one-year, tw0-way deal.

Per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the deal is for $775,000 with $45o,000 guaranteed. Initially signed by the Caps in July 2021, the team brought back the 11-year NHL veteran on a one-year deal last summer.

In 78 Games Played in a Capitals sweater, the 35-year old blueliner recorded three goals and nine points with a minus-8 rating in a mostly-depth role.

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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1 Response to Capitals Defenseman Matt Irwin Signs With Vancouver Canucks On One-Year Deal

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for everything, Matty I’s. Quality role model.

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