Capitals sign D Alexeyev to 3-year deal worth $2.775 million
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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) First-round draft pick Alexander Alexeyev has signed a $2.775 million, three-year entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals.
The team announced the deal with the defenseman on Monday.
It has an average annual value of $925,000.
The 18-year-old from Russia was taken with the 31st overall pick in this year's NHL draft. He spent last season in the Western Hockey League.
Alexeyev recorded an assist in a preseason game for the Capitals against the Boston Bruins this month.
He is listed at 6-foot-4 and 199 pounds.
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Updated September 24, 2018