He’s played just 10 games for the Capitals this season, but defenseman Jack Hillen showed general manager George McPhee enough to earn himself a two-year extension worth $1.4 million.
Jack Hillen will play in his second game in as many days when the Capitals host the Buffalo Sabres tonight at Verizon Center [7p.m., CSN].
Ask NHL defensemen the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the words “Alex Ovechkin,” and you’ll get a variety of answers.
Jack Hillen will think two words: “broken jaw.”
When Capitals center Brooks Laich caught a flight to Switzerland for a chance to play for the Floten Flyers of the Swiss League, his departure raised a thorny question.