Capitals Re-Sign Defensemen Jamie Heward and Bryan Muir
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Washington, D.C. – February 22, 2006 – The Washington Capitals have re-signed defensemen Jamie Heward and Bryan Muir to one-year contract extensions, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Heward leads all Capitals defensemen and is tied for seventh on the team with 23 points (six goals, 17 assists) in 50 games this season. Four of his six goals have come on the power play and two were game-winners. Heward leads Capitals defensemen with 22:54 of ice time and is third on the team with 110 shots. The Capitals signed Heward as a free agent, Aug. 12, 2005. He was the Pittsburgh Penguins’ first-round choice, 16th overall, in the 1989 Entry Draft.
Now in his 10th NHL season, Muir has four goals and 12 assists for 16 points in 50 games this year. He is fifth on the team with 104 shots. Muir has played in 231 career NHL games, recording nine goals and 27 assists for 36 points. The Capitals acquired Muir from Los Angeles for future considerations, Aug. 12, 2005.