Capitals sign D Alexeyev to 3-year deal worth $2.775 million

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — First-round draft pick Alexander Alexeyev has signed a $2.775 million, three-year entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals.

The team announced the deal with the defenseman on Monday.

It has an average annual value of $925,000.

The 18-year-old from Russia was taken with the 31st overall pick in this year’s NHL draft. He spent last season in the Western Hockey League.

Alexeyev recorded an assist in a preseason game for the Capitals against the Boston Bruins this month.

He is listed at 6-foot-4 and 199 pounds.

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