Capitals re-sign Kuznetsov
The Washington Capitals and center Evgeny Kuznetsov have agreed to a $62.4 million, 8-year deal. Kuznetsov, a 25-year-old Russian, will count $7.8 million against the salary cap through the 2024-2025 season. Kuznetsov, who was a restricted free agent, is the second-highest paid player for Washington behind captain Alex Ovechkin. Kuznetsov had 19 goals and 40 assists for 59 points last season. In 261 NHL games with the Capitals, he has 182 points on 53 goals and 129 assists, and he led the team in points in 2015-2016.