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Capitals Re-Sign Left Wing Ben Clymer

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Washington, D.C. – July 21, 2006 – The Washington Capitals have re-signed left wing Ben Clymer to a three-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


“We like the way Ben Clymer competes and admire the professionalism that he brings to our club,” McPhee said. “He’s a valuable player who is well respected by his teammates and an important part of our future.”

Clymer, 28, had a career-best 16 goals in his first Capitals season in 2005-06, adding 17 assists for 33 points in 77 games, good for seventh on the team in scoring. His 13 even-strength goals ranked third on the team, and seven of his 16 goals were the team’s first of the game.

A 6’1”, 201-pound native of Bloomington, Minn., Clymer is entering his eighth year as a professional with experience playing both forward and defense. He has played 372 career NHL games, recording 45 goals and 109 points, and won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2003-04.

Ben Clymer
Position: Left wing
Birthday: April 11, 1978 (Bloomington, Minn.)
Height: 6’1”    Weight: 201    Shoots: Right
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, Aug. 8, 2005
Drafted: Boston’s second-round choice, 27th overall, in the 1997 Entry Draft

                    Regular Season                   Playoffs
Year    Team    League    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM
1995-96    Jefferson High    USHS    23    12    34    46    34    -    -    -    -    -
    USA    WJC    6    0    4    4    14    -    -    -    -    -
1996-97    Minnesota    WCHA    29    7    13    20    64    -    -    -    -    -
    USA    WJC    6    0    2    2    2    -    -    -    -    -
1997-98    Minnesota    WCHA    1    0    0    0    2    -    -    -    -    -
1998-99    Seattle    WHL    70    12    44    56    93    11    1    5    6    12
1999-00    Tampa Bay    NHL    60    2    6    8    87    -    -    -    -    -
    Detroit    IHL    19    1    9    10    30    -    -    -    -    -
    USA    WC    7    0    0    0    4    -    -    -    -    -
2000-01    Tampa Bay    NHL    23    5    1    6    21    -    -    -    -    -
    Detroit    IHL    53    5    8    13    88    -    -    -    -    -
2001-02    Tampa Bay    NHL    81    14    20    34    36    -    -    -    -    -
2002-03    Tampa Bay    NHL    65    6    12    18    57    11    0    2    2    6
2003-04    Tampa Bay    NHL    66    2    8    10    50    5    0    0    0    0
2004-05    EHC Biel    Swiss-2    19    11    12    23    30    11    6    11    17    24
2005-06    CAPITALS    NHL    77    16    17    33    72    -    -    -    -    -
CAPITALS TOTALS        77    16    17    33    72    -    -    -    -    -
NHL TOTALS        372    45    64    109    323    16    0    2    2    6

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