Mere days before becoming a free agent, the lifelong Cap and longtime Caps’ captain has inked a new deal to stay in DC
Turns out rumors of Alex Ovechkin’s departure via free agency were greatly exaggerated, as the captain himself announced the exciting news that he’s sticking around:
I’M BACK DC !!!!! #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/7XQPfT6aZP
— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) July 27, 2021
Per Pierre LeBrun, it’s a five-year deal for Ovechkin:
Alex Ovechkin announced he has re-signed with the Caps.
It’s a five year deal worth $9.5M AAV. @TSNHockey @TheAthletic https://t.co/3ny0STEiUM
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 27, 2021
UPDATED: It’s official from the team:
The Washington Capitals have re-signed captain Alex Ovechkin to a five-year, $47.5 million contract.
Full Details: https://t.co/iLXnd3MUZy#ALLCAPS | #Gr8 pic.twitter.com/coS7gHTpS6
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) July 27, 2021
And more from the team:
The Washington Capitals have re-signed captain Alex Ovechkin to a five-year, $47.5 million contract. Ovechkin – who sits in sixth place on the NHL’s all-time goals list – is the franchise leader in games played (1,197), goals (730) & points (1,320): https://t.co/NKQmjb3wBi pic.twitter.com/8jHO5hSREA
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) July 27, 2021
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