Nicklas Backstrom re-signs with Capitals for five years, $46 million

Capitals middle Nicklas Backstrom has re-signed with the one NHL group he has performed for, agreeing to a five-year, $46 million deal that can raise a mean annual price of $nine.2 million.

Backstrom, 32, is the franchise’s profession assists chief and one in every of two gamers to document no less than 900 issues with the Capitals. Widespread linemate Alex Ovechkin is the opposite. Backstrom is the 26th participant to succeed in that mark; of the opposite 25, 23 are within the Hockey Corridor of Status.

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