Cap­i­tals re-sign Kuznetsov

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

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.

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