Good for Jay Beagle -- the former UAA center snagged a three-year, $2.7 million deal from the Washington Capitals.
Beagle, 26, will make $900,000 per season, an upgrade from the $525,000 he made for the Caps last season, when he put up 4-1--5 totals in 41 games after returning from a concussion suffered in a fight at season's start.
In other signing news, some former Alaska Aces enforcers are on the move in the American Hockey League.
Eric Neilson, who won a Calder Cup with Norfolk this spring, moves to the Syracuse Crunch, which actually isn't a move in the sense that parent club, NHL Tampa Bay, moved its affiliation from Norfolk to Syracuse.
Former Ace Tim Spencer re-upped with Springfield; former Ace Zack FitzGerald moved to AHL Adirondack from Hamilton.
Also, former UAA defenseman Shane Lovdahl of Anchorage is headed overseas. After playing last season for CHL Quad City, he'll play for the Hull Stingrays in the Great Britain-based EIHL.
Hope that all makes some sense. The Blog has a cold and his melon feels like it's stuffed with cotton balls (insert your own joke here).