The Jay Beagle story is a great one. Undrafted out of college, he paved himself a path to the NHL and has stuck in the league for the better part of eight years. The 32-year-old is set to be an unrestricted free agent, and he should get a decent sum of money from some team, be it the Capitals or someone else.
When you watch him play, it makes sense why he’s won a title in the ECHL, AHL, and NHL. That’s the type of player Beagle is. A solid, hard-nosed depth guy that you need. He played that role to a tee on Washington’s fourth line this postseason between Chandler Stephenson and Devante Smith-Pelly.
These are the type of stories that make the Stanley Cup and the game of hockey so special. Everyone has a unique story, a unique path of how they got there. Guys like Beagle are what really makes it special given all the dues he had to pay to reach this point.