Halpern returns to Caps, signs 1-yr deal for $825K
The Washington Capitals have opened free agency by bringing back
a familiar face, signing former captain Jeff Halpern to a one-year
deal worth $825,000.
Halpern was signed Friday in a move that adds needed depth to
the center position.
The 35-year-old forward is a native of nearby Potomac, Md., who
made the Capitals as an undrafted free agent out of Princeton in
1999. He played six seasons in Washington and was captain during
the 2005-06 season. He has since played for Dallas, Tampa Bay, Los
Angeles and Montreal.
Halpern has 142 goals and 200 assists in his NHL career. He had
11 goals and 15 assists in 72 games with the Canadiens last
He has also represented the United States at five world