Capitals re-sign Alzner

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, Last Updated: 10:57 AM ET

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals on Friday re-signed defenceman Karl Alzner to a two-year contract.

Alzner appeared in all 82 games this past season -- his first full year in the NHL -- and registered two goals and 10 assists with a plus-14 rating.

"We feel he's an important part of our defensive core who logs critical minutes against other teams' top players," said Capitals general manager George McPhee.

The 22-year-old Alzner was selected fifth overall by Washington in the 2007 draft. He has notched three goals and 19 assists in 133 career NHL games.


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