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Ovechkin signs with KHL's Dynamo Moscow

Wednesday, 09.19.2012 / 10:36 AM / News

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Ovechkin signs with KHL's Dynamo Moscow
Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin has signed a contract to play with Dynamo Moscow of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League during the lockout.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin has signed a contract to play with Dynamo Moscow of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League during the lockout, the team announced Wednesday.

Ovechkin played 153 games for Dynamo Moscow from 2001-05 prior to starting his National Hockey League career. He made his professional debut for the club when he was 16 years old.

After Washington selected Ovechkin with the No. 1 pick in the 2004 NHL Draft, he returned to Dynamo Moscow and had 26 points in 37 games in 2004-05 to help the team win the Russian Super League championship.

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