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Caps Re-Sign Alex Ovechkin

Mere days before becoming a free agent, the lifelong Cap and longtime Caps’ captain has inked a new deal to stay in DC

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Turns out rumors of Alex Ovechkin’s departure via free agency were greatly exaggerated, as the captain himself announced the exciting news that he’s sticking around:

Per Pierre LeBrun, it’s a five-year deal for Ovechkin:

UPDATED: It’s official from the team:

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