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Capitals re-sign Chris Clark

The Washington Capitals re-signed their captain, Chris Clark, to a three-year contract extension on Wednesday.

The Washington Capitals re-signed their captain, Chris Clark, to a three-year contract extension on Wednesday.

Clark enjoyed career highs in goals (30) and assists (24) while playing in 74 games for Washington the past season, his first as the team's captain.

The versatile right-winger scored nine power-play goals and had a team-leading four short-handed markers.

Clark, 31, also served as captain for the United States at the world championships in May.

The South Windsor, Conn., native was originally drafted by Calgary in the 1994 draft.

He spent six years in the Flames' organization before being traded to Washington in 2005 for a draft pick.

In 430 NHL games, Clark has amassed 85 goals and 79 assists.

His new deal extends through the 2010-11 season.

The Capitals on Tuesday re-signed defenceman Steve Eminger and forward Brian Sutherby to one-year deals.

Washington finished out of the playoffs for the third consecutive season and has sought to improve the team by adding veterans — forwards Michael Nylander and Viktor Kozlov, as well as defenceman Tom Poti— through free agency.