32-Year-Old Center – Washington Capitals
Jay Beagle Contract Information:
Signed a three-year, $5.25 million contract with the Capitals in June 2015.
Beagle is waiting to discuss contract negotiations until Washington sorts out its more pressing contract situations, Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
A reliable fourth-line center for many seasons in D.C., Beagleís future in the nationís capital is questionable. Panic forced former head coach Adam Oates to try Beagle alongside Alex Ovechkin on the top-line, but the promotion was short-lived. With Barry Trotz in town, it looks like the Capitals will want former Predator Michael Latta to take the reins as the pivot on the fourth-line, so despite being a good soldier for many seasons, Beagle will have to prove his worth during training camp to make the team this September.
Beagle played in all 48 games last season, notching eight points on two goals and six assists. He will get plenty of playing time in Washington but he has limited fantasy value in most formats.
Beagle has a crack at making the roster this season as he appeared in 31 games with the Capitals last year. With a far deeper team last season he will have way less competition coming into camp in 2011. As an undrafted player he has spent most of his career in the minors but has notched three career goals and two assists in 41 games. Do not expect anything from a fantasy perspective, but he may be a relevant piece to the Caps depth chart this season.
Beagle just signed an extension with Washington during the offseason making him an interesting player going into the season. An undrafted player spent most of his last three years in Hershey, but has made a few appearances in D.C. Look for him to have a roster shot, but he is more than likely a year or so away from playing in the NHL.
Beagle is a 6-1 center who played three games with the Caps last season. He has upside, but will probably start the year in AHL Hershey. With center being a position with not much depth, Beagle may see some time in the NHL again this coming season.