The Washington Capitals today announced the re-signing of RFA forward Troy Brouwer to a two year, $2.35 million per season contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Caps acquired Brouwer during the entry draft and are looking toward the two-way winger to provide experience and leadership as they launch another pursuit of the Stanley Cup. His new salary is a nice raise above the $1.025 he earned on his previous deal, though it does push the Capitals above the $64.3 million cap by over $1.8 million, and will increase the speculation the club could consider a trade to shed salary.