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Fan Favorite Jay Beagle Leaves Caps for Canucks

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The Capitals have lost one of their longest tenured players. 

Center Jay Beagle has signed a $12 million, four-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. He was the third-longest tenured Caps player behind Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. 

The 32-year-old Beagle, who was born in Alberta, Canada, leaves behind teammates Devante Smith-Pelley, John Carlson and Michael Kempny who have agreed to remain on the team next year. 

Beagle won 60 percent of his faceoffs in helping the Capitals win their first title in franchise history.

This year's Stanley Cup victory made Beagle the first player in history to win championships in the NHL, the East Coast Hockey League and the American Hockey League.   

Beagle will count $3 million against Vancouver's salary cap each season. 

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