Alexander Ovethkin will remain a player in the Washington Capitals thanks to an extension announced on Tuesday.
Hockey Chasing an all-time NHL goal record Alexander Ovethkin will continue in the ranks of the Washington Capitals.
Ovethkin, 35, would have become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday. On Tuesday, however, an extension agreement between him and Capitals was announced, which, according to the Capfriendly website, amounts to five years and US $ 47.5 million (approximately € 40 million).
“I’m back, DC,” Ovetkkin, who has served as Capitals captain for the past 12 seasons, tweeted in capital letters.
Everyone Ovetškin, one of the best goal scorers of all time, has represented Capitals alone in his NHL career since 2005.
The powerful Russian pier, fired from the right, has scored a total of 730 goals in 1,197 regular season matches, which is the sixth highest ever.
The best scorer in NHL history Wayne from Gretzky Ovetškin has 164 goals left. Divided into five years, reaching the record would require about 33 goal periods.
Last season, Ovetškin scored 24 + 18 in 45 regular season games. He has won the Rocket Richard Award for Best Goalkeeper a record nine times in his career.