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In my second statistical peek at the Southeast Division, I’ve grouped defensemen with their new clubs and will focus, this time, on offensive production from the blueline.
(Next up, we’ll re-visit the d-men from a different angle, including blocked shots, TOI and other specifics with less of an offensive emphasis.)
Remember, just as I did with the forwards, this is simply a look back at last year’s individual player statistics, updated to reflect this summer’s off-season transactions. And, as I said in that first piece, a look to the recent past can often be a good indicator of what’s to come… But not always!!!
It should also be noted, especially since I didn’t mention it with the forwards package, that rookies and European transfers (many of whom could certainly make a major impact, theoretically) are not part of this forecast.
Recall as well that for this analysis, currently unsigned, unrestricted free agents are not included, while those still unsigned but restricted are (save for Tampa’s Paul Ranger, an RFA that I have excluded intentionally, as I have little reason to believe he will return).
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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
from Allan Maki of the Globe and Mail,
The question was put to Tyler Sloan as he sat in the far corner of the Washington Capitals dressing room, a few stalls to the right of Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Semin and hockey’s most dynamic force, Alexander Ovechkin: If someone made a movie out of your career, what would they call it?
Sloan smiled as he undid his skates. Cinderella Man, he replied.
Indeed, his saga is the feel-good story of this early NHL season.
It’s the tale of a 27-year-old career minor-leaguer who finally gets his shot in the NHL.
Watch the big hit from Sloan on Langkow during last night’s game below…