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Perreault signs two-year extension with Capitals

Thursday, 07.05.2012 / 1:52 PM

By Staff -  / NHL Free Agency 2012 blog

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Perreault signs two-year extension with Capitals

Center Mathieu Perreault has signed a two-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals, the team announced Thursday.

The deal reportedly is worth $2.1 million.

The 24-year-old had 16 goals and 14 assists in 64 games -- all career highs -- last season. He was a plus-9 and had four game-winning goals.

In 120 career games -- all with Washington -- he has 27 goals, 26 assists and is a plus-10.

Perreault was selected by the Capitals in the sixth round (No. 177) of the 2006 NHL Draft. He won back-to-back Calder Cup championships with Hershey of the American Hockey League in 2009 and 2010.

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