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Alex Ovechkin signs 5-year deal to remain with Capitals

Alex Ovechkin is staying in the nation’s capital. In a press release on Tuesday, the Washington Capitals announced that the team has signed Ovechkin to a five-year, $47.5 million deal to remain with the franchise.

Ovechkin, 35, has spent his entire career with the Capitals after the franchise selected him with the No. 1 pick in the 2004 NHL Draft. The Russian forward has tallied 730 goals and 590 assists during his 16-year NHL career and is coming off a season in which he scored a team-high 24 goals.

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