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Alexeyev signs three-year entry-level contract with Capitals

Defenseman was No. 31 pick in 2018 NHL Draft @NHLdotcom

Alexander Alexeyev signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals on Monday. It has an average annual value of $925,000.

Tweet from @Alexeyev04: I am so honored and happy to signed my first NHL contract with great organization @capitals proud to be part of it , I wanna say thank you to everyone ho helped me to get to this point ,my friends ,my teammates , coaches , trainers , my agency and especially my family #allcaps

Alexeyev (6-foot-4, 196 pounds) was selected by the Capitals in the first round (No. 31) in the 2018 NHL Draft. The 18-year-old defenseman was returned to his junior team, Red Deer of the Western Hockey League, on Wednesday and has two goals in two games.

Last season he had 37 points (seven goals, 30 assists) in 45 games with Red Deer.

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