The Washington Capitals
re-signed left wing Jason Chimera
to a two-year contract Thursday, the terms of which were not disclosed.
Chimera, 32, recorded 10 goals, 16 assists, 26 points and 64 penalty minutes in 81 games with the Capitals last season. In addition, he finished seventh on the team in postseason scoring with 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) in nine games. Both of Chimera's goals in the playoffs were game-winners, one of which came 12:36 into the second overtime in Game 4 in their first-round series against the New York Rangers
at Madison Square Garden. It marked the longest playoff win and the fifth-longest game in Capitals' franchise history.
The 6-foot-3, 213-pound forward has played in 581 career regular-season games with Edmonton, Columbus and Washington, recording 215 points (98 goals, 117 assists) and 580 penalty minutes. In 22 career playoff games, Chimera has tallied three game-winning goals, seven assists, 10 points and six penalty minutes.
Chimera was a fifth-round draft pick by the Oilers in the 1997 Entry Draft. The Edmonton, Alberta, native was acquired from Columbus in exchange for Chris Clark
and Milan Jurcina
on Dec. 28, 2009.