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by Paul on 01/06/10 at 03:10 PM ET
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed Tyler Sloan to a two-year contract extension and David Steckel to a three-year contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sloan, 28, is in his 10th professional season and second NHL campaign in 2009-10. A 6’4”, 204-pound native of Calgary, Alberta, Sloan has averaged 12:43 of ice time in 22 games. He has played both as a forward and a defenseman for the Capitals this season and registered four points (two goals, two assists).
Sloan was signed by the Capitals as a free agent on July 2, 2008, and made his NHL debut on Oct. 21, 2008, in his hometown of Calgary. He scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 25, 2008 in a 6-5 overtime victory at Dallas.
Steckel, 27, is in his sixth professional season and third full NHL campaign this year. A 6’5”, 217-pound native of West Bend, Wisc., Steckel leads the NHL with a 61.9% faceoff percentage. He also all Caps players in time on ice on the penalty kill (124:14) and is ninth among NHL forwards in that category. He has registered five points (two goals, three assists) on the season
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