Capitals give Erskine two-year extension

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The Washington Capitals signed defenseman John Erskine to a two-year contract extension on Friday. Per club policy, financial terms of the pact were not disclosed.

Erskine has three goals and four assists in 31 games for Washington this season. His three goals are a career high.

The 30-year-old veteran had one goal and five assists in 50 games last season for the Capitals. He ended last year with a career-best plus-16 rating, his third straight season with a plus-rating.

Erskine, a second-round selection of the Dallas Stars in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, signed with Washington as a free agent in 2006.

He has appeared in 354 career NHL games with Dallas, the New York Islanders and Washington, recording 10 goals and 28 assists. The Kingston, Ontario, native also has registered three assists in 19 career playoff games.


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