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Capitals re-sign fourth-line center Nic Dowd to three-year, $2.25 million deal

Capitals re-sign fourth-line center Nic Dowd to three-year, $2.25 million deal

Just hours before the first playoff game of his NHL career, center Nic Dowd has inked a deal to remain with the Washington Capitals for the next three seasons. Dowd's extension, which carries a salary-cap hit of $750,000, is a reward for what's been a career year with eight goals and 14 assists in 64 games.

Washington signed Dowd this summer to a league-minimum $650,000 contract for one season as a potential replacement for Jay Beagle at fourth-line center. Dowd scored just three goals and one assist in 56 games with Los Angeles and Vancouver last year, and he had to beat out Travis Boyd for regular playing time on the fourth line, which he eventually did.

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