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Capitals Sign Milan Jurcina

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Milan Jurcina to a one-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Jurcina, 26, appeared in a career-high 79 games for the Capitals in 2008-09 and led defensemen in games played. He had three goals and set career highs in assists (11) and points (14), and the team was 10-3-0 when he recorded a point. Jurcina was first on the club with 131 blocked shots and second with 157 hits. He added two goals in 14 playoff games and was third on the team at +6. 

The Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia, native was the Boston Bruins’ eighth-round choice, 241st overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft. He was acquired by the Capitals from Boston in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2008 NHL Draft on Feb. 1, 2007. He has played in 275 NHL games – 184 of them with Washington – and has 14 goals and 32 assists in his career.

Milan Jurcina
Defenseman
Ht.: 6’4”        Wt.: 233        Shoots: Right
Born: June 7, 1983 (Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia)
Drafted: Boston’s eighth-round selection, 241st overall, in 2001 Entry Draft
Acquired: From the Boston Bruins in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2008 Entry Draft, Feb. 1, 2007

Career Statistics
      Regular Season   Playoffs
Year Team League
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
+/-
PP
SH
GW
S
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
2000-01 Halifax QMJHL
68
0
5
5
56
-
-
-
-
-
6
0
2
2
12
2001-02 Halifax QMJHL
61
4
16
20
58
-
-
-
-
-
13
5
3
8
10
  Slovakia WJC
7
1
1
2
14
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2002-03 Halifax QMJHL
51
15
13
28
102
-
-
-
-
-
25
6
6
12
40
  Slovakia WJC
1
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2003-04 Providence AHL
73
5
12
17
52
-
-
-
-
-
2
0
1
1
2
2004-05 Providence AHL
79
6
17
23
92
-
-
-
-
-
17
1
3
4
30
2005-06 Boston NHL
51
6
5
11
54
3
2
0
0
64
-
-
-
-
-
  Providence AHL
7
0
3
3
8
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Slovakia Olympics
6
0
1
1
8
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Slovakia WC
7
2
1
3
8
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2006-07 Boston NHL
40
2
1
3
20
-5
0
0
1
29
-
-
-
-
-
  CAPITALS NHL
30
2
7
9
24
5
0
0
0
42
-
-
-
-
-
  Slovakia WC
7
1
1
2
8
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2007-08 CAPITALS NHL
75
1
8
9
30
4
1
0
0
58
7
0
0
0
6
2008-09 CAPITALS NHL
79
3
11
14
68
1
0
0
1
95
14
2
0
2
12
CAPITALS TOTALS
184
6
26
32
122
10
1
0
0
195
14
2
0
2
12
NHL TOTALS
275
14
32
46
196
8
3
0
2
288
21
2
0
2
18
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