The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Mike Green -- a former Hershey Bear -- to a three-year, $18.25 million contract extension, the team announced.
Green will earn $6 million in 2012-13 and 2013-14 and $6.25 million in 2014-15.
“We are pleased to re-sign Mike Green to a new contract,” said Washington vice president and general manager George McPhee. “Mike is one of the best young defensemen in the National Hockey League and is just entering his prime. He will continue to be a key part of our team moving forward.”
Green, 26, missed 47 games due to injury in 2011-12 and recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) and was a plus-five in 32 games. He finished the regular season ranked third on Washington in time on ice per game, skating an average of 21:02 per contest.
The blueliner added two goals and two assists as well as a plus-five rating in 14 postseason games with the Capitals, ranking second in points among Washington defensemen and tied for second on the team in playoff plus/minus.
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