A nice salary increase for this Capitals player

A nice pay rise for this Capitals player


Defender Trevor van Riemsdyk took his chance with the Capitals this season, and the Washington team rewarded him with a three-year contract extension on Saturday.&nbsp ;

The little brother of James van Riemsdyk, who spent the last campaign of a two-year pact worth $950,000 annually, will receive a salary of $3 million per season until 2026. 

The long-term injury of John Carlson, limited to 30 games this season, opened the door for van Riemsdyk. He averaged 19 minutes on the ice per game, a career high.

His responsibilities are all the more important since the injury of another right-handed defenseman, Nick Jensen. Pairing with newcomer Rasmus Sandin, van Riemsdyk has been employed over 25 minutes in the 'Caps' last two games.

In 2022-23, the New Jersey native has already established career highs in goals (seven) and points (19). He is also seventh in the Bettman league in blocked shots (146).

Never drafted, he also played for the Chicago Blackhawks, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2015, and of the Carolina Hurricanes during his 522-game career.