The Washington Capitals re-signed Alex Ovechkin on Tuesday.
The deal is worth $9.5 million per season, which is essentially the same salary ($9.54 million) Ovi made in his landmark 13-year, $124 million deal. The Capitals dealt defenseman Brenden Dillon the night before to net nearly $4 million in cap savings.
The contract will keep Ovechkin in Washington through the 2025-26 season. Ovechkin was his own agent during negotiations.