By Jenny Masters
Alex Ovechkin has signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal to return to the Washington Capitals.
“I’M BACK DC!!!!!” he said on Twitter, with a source close to Ovechkin saying he wanted to pay homage to Michael Jordan’s famous “I’m back” statement on social media.
The 35-year-old has played his entire career with the Capitals since they took him with the first overall pick in the 2004 draft. After leading the NHL in goals for three straight years, Ovechkin had a team-high 24 goals in 45 games last season, which tied for 13th in the league.
— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) July 27, 2021