By agreeing to a 3-year, 11 million contract extension the Caps and Troy Brouwer showed a willingness to meet in the middle.
Troy Brouwer is a strong voice in the Capitals locker room and a physical force on the ice. He would have been unrestricted after this season.
NBC Sports Network will broadcast 24 college games this season, including two by top-ranked Boston College.
The Capitals' president and chief operating officer is the recipient of the award named after his grandfather.