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Aug. 15: Capitals Re-sign Center Jeff Halpern

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals


Capitals Re-sign Center Jeff Halpern

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 15, 2005 - The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Jeff Halpern, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In five NHL seasons Halpern has totaled 76 goals, 94 assists (170 points) and 272 penalty minutes in 368 games. Fourteen of his goals have come on the power play, seven were shorthanded tallies. He has 14 game-winning goals. In 2003-04 Halpern had a career-best 46 points, scoring 19 goals and adding 27 assists.

Halpern, 29, was signed as a free agent by Washington March 29, 1999. He made his NHL debut with the Capitals in 1999-00. The 6' 0", 198-pound native of Potomac, Md., recorded 12 goals and 16 assists (28 points) and 58 penalty minutes in 24 games with two different teams in the Swiss League in 2004-05.

Prior to beginning his pro career in 1998-99, Halpern played four seasons of collegiate hockey with Princeton of the ECAC. Halpern was named to the ECAC's second all-star team in both 1998 and 1999. He led the league in goals in both 1997-98 and 1998-99 and led the league in scoring in 1997-98. Halpern has also represented Team USA in several prominent international tournaments.

Capitals season-ticket and partial plans for the 2005-06 season are now available. Season-ticket prices were reduced by an average of 11% last summer and will start at as low as $14 per game. Recently the Capitals announced an additional 5% rebate on all season and partial plans renewed or purchased before to Sept. 1. Call 202-266-CAPS or visit WashingtonCaps.com for information. Plan holders can also take advantage of the Caps PowerPay option - monthly payments with no fees or charges.

Jeff Halpern  

Position: Center

Birthday: May 3, 1976 (Potomac, Md.)

Height: 6-0         Weight: 198         Shoots: Right

Acquired: Signed as a free agent, March 29, 1999.

 

Career Statistics:

                                                                                 Regular Season                                             Playoffs

Year        Team                        League          GP      G       A     Pts      PIM          GP      G       A     Pts   PIM

1995-96    Princeton                   ECAC             29       3      11      14         30              -        -        -        -        -     

1996-97    Princeton                   ECAC             33       7      24      31         35              -        -        -        -        -

1997-98    Princeton                   ECAC             36    *28      25    *53         46              -        -        -        -        -

1998-99    Princeton                   ECAC             33    *22      22      44         32              -        -        -        -        -

               Portland                    AHL                 6       2       1       3          4              -        -        -        -        -     

1999-00    Washington              NHL               79      18      11      29         39             5       2       1       3       0

               Team USA                 WC                  7       1       1       2          4              -        -        -        -        -

2000-01    Washington              NHL               80      21      21      42         60             6       2       3       5      17     

               Team USA                 WC                  9       1       1       2          8              -        -        -        -        -     

2001-02    Washington              NHL               48       5      14      19         29              -        -        -        -        -     

2002-03    Washington              NHL               82      13      21      34         88             6       0       1       1       2

2003-04    Washington              NHL               79      19      27      46         56              -        -        -        -        -

               Team USA                 WC                  9       2       2       4          4              -        -        -        -        -

               Team USA                 World Cup         4       0       0       0          7              -        -        -        -        -

2004-05    HC Ajole                   Swiss-2           15       5      12      17         52              -        -        -        -        -

               EHC Kloten               Swiss                9       7       4      11          6              -        -        -        -        -

               Team USA                 WC                  7       1       0       1          6              -        -        -        -        -

              

               TOTALS                  NHL             368      76      94    170       272            17       4       5       9      19

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