- Associated Press - Thursday, July 15, 2010

WASHINGTON | Center Jay Beagle has signed a two-year contract with the Washington Capitals.

The 24-year-old Beagle played in seven games with Washington last season, scoring his first NHL goal Nov. 23 at Ottawa. He had 16 goals and 19 assists in 66 games for the American Hockey League champion Hershey Bears, the Capitals‘ top minor league affiliate.

Washington also signed right wing Andrew Gordon, center Andrew Joudrey, and defensemen Zach Miskovic and Patrick McNeill to one-year contracts.

Gordon played in two games with the Capitals last season without registering a point.

The signings were announced Thursday.