Capitals sign AHL star to extension

Updated: March 8, 2010, 8:54 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Center Keith Aucoin has signed a two-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals.

Aucoin is currently in the minors with the Hershey Bears, leading the AHL in scoring with 84 points -- 31 goals and 53 assists.

ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reported Aucoin's deal will pay him $500,000 in 2010-11 and $525,000 in 2011-12.

He helped lead Hershey to the AHL championship last season.

The 5-foot-9, 162-pound Aucoin has three goals and eight assists in 21 games ...

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