Ovechkin, 35, who would have become free to sign in a franchise of his choice as of Wednesday, has negotiated a new agreement with the team in the federal capital, extending the 13-year one concluded in 2008 for 124 million USD.
« I’m back DC!!!!! »tweeted the Russian player with photos of himself holding up the Stanley Cup, which he won with the Capitals in 2018.
Ovechkin is currently the 6th leading scorer in NHL history with 730 goals, still far from the record (894) of Wayne Gretzky who retired from playing in 1999. He would therefore need an average of 33 goals per season over the length of his new contract to surpass that record.
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