The Washington Capitals announced yesterday that defenseman and captain Rod Langway will play at least two more years with the team and will have a place in the front office when he retires.
Langway, 34, signed a two-year playing contract yesterday, and Capitals general manager David Poile said his playing status will be reviewed at its conclusion. Poile also said Langway will join the team in a yet-to-be-determined position when he retires.
"When you build a house, you need a foundation, and Rod has been the foundation that this franchise needed from its inception," Poile said. "Since Rod's arrival in 1982, we have built off of, and around him, and we are very pleased with the direction of the club in that time."