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Capitals Re-Sign Left Wing Ben Clymer

Friday, Jul. 21st, 2006

Washington, D.C. – – The Washington Capitals have re-signed left wing Ben Clymer to a three-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

“We like the way Ben Clymer competes and admire the professionalism that he brings to our club,” McPhee said. “He’s a valuable player who is well respected by his teammates and an important part of our future.”

Clymer, 28, had a career-best 16 goals in his first Capitals season in 2005-06, adding 17 assists for 33 points in 77 games, good for seventh on the team in scoring. His 13 even-strength goals ranked third on the team, and seven of his 16 goals were the team’s first of the game.

A 6’1”, 201-pound native of Bloomington, Minn., Clymer is entering his eighth year as a professional with experience playing both forward and defense. He has played 372 career NHL games, recording 45 goals and 109 points, and won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2003-04.

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