NHL PLAYER, Jay Beagle
Born Oct 18, 1985 -- Calgary, Alberta
Jay Beagle (born October 16, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Beagle played for the Calgary Royals of the AJHL in 2003–04 and 2004–05. He then played for the University of Alaska-Anchorage in 2005–06 and 2006–07.Beagle played for the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL in the 2006–07 season. He had 10 points in 8 games. In 2007–08, Beagle played 64 games for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League scoring 37 points.
Beagle made his NHL debut for the Capitals on February 11, 2009, during a 5–4 shootout loss to the New York Rangers. He registered three shots on goal. Beagle was recalled from the Hershey Bears due to an injury suffered by Alexander Semin in practice. On November 17, 2009, Beagle recorded his first NHL point, an assist on Matt Bradley's game-winning goal in the team's 4-2 win over the New York Rangers, and on November 23, he scored his first NHL goal, an unassisted tally against the Ottawa Senators.
Beagle re-signed with the Capitals to a two-year contract on July 15, 2010. In the 2010–11 season, Beagle began the year with the Hershey Bears before he was recalled from the AHL on December 15, 2010.
On July 5, 2012, Beagle was signed to a three-year extension with the Capitals. Beagle continued his tenure with the Capitals in further signing another three-year extension worth $5.25 million on June 29, 2015.
When the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup on June 7, 2018, Beagle became the only player to have won championships in the ECHL (2007), AHL (2009 and 2010) and NHL (2018). Having left the Capitals as a free agent after 11 seasons within the organization, on July 1, 2018, Beagle signed a four-year, $12 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
Beagle takes Stanley Cup home to Calgary August 22, 2018
Jay Beagle was back in his hometown of Calgary this week, and headed over to the Alberta Children’s Hospital with a big surprise: the Stanley Cup. The 32-year-old center, who recently signed a new four-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks, was happy to share his recent exploits with kids at the local hospital. Beagle played a big role in Washington’s Stanley Cup triumph, tallying 2 goals and 6 assists while centering the Caps’ 4th line.
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Stanley Cup champion Beagle signs new deal with Canucks July 04, 2018
Jay Beagle signed a 4-year, $12 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, after helping guide the Washington Capitals to their first ever Stanley Cup conquest. The 32-year-old checking center played a crucial role in Washington Stanley Cup run, playing a key role defending against the opposition’s best forwards while chipping in offensively. In 23 playoff games, the native of Calgary, Alberta tallied 2 goals and 6 assists, including a game-winning goal.
For more on Beagle, keep reading the vancouversun.com article here.
Jay Beagle creates history in Capitals' triumph June 11, 2018
Jay Beagle created professional hockey history last week, after his Washington Capitals claimed their first ever Stanley Cup title. With the win, the 32-year-old center became the first player ever to take home an NHL, AHL, and ECHL championship. The Calgary-native played in all but one of Washington 24 playoff games, tallying 8 points (2 goals, 6 assists), a +7 rating and 1 game-winning goal in that span.
For more on Beagle, check out the capitalsoutsider.com story here.