Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2006 – Left wing Alexander Semin has committed to return to the Washington Capitals next season, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced. The Capitals and Semin have reached a two-year agreement, beginning in 2006-07.
“Alexander has agreed to fulfill his commitment to the Capitals, and we believe he can play a key role in our future,” said McPhee.
“I’m truly happy to sign on with the Capitals for the next two years,” Semin said. “This team is young and daring, and I look forward to be a part of the resurgence.”
Semin, 22, recorded 10 goals and 12 assists (22 points) in 52 games with the Capitals as an NHL rookie in 2003-04. The Capitals’ first-round choice (13th overall) in the 2002 Entry Draft, Semin has spent the past two seasons playing in Russia, splitting this season between Lada Togliatti and Khimik.