Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer says the direction of the team, the arrival of Mike Ribeiro and the stability of a three-year contract led to him re-signing.
Capitals defensemen John Carlson and Karl Alzner are in New York today to make a stand for the NHL players' union.
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.