Ovechkin, Capitals signs 13-year, $124 million contract extension

Updated: January 13, 2008, 5:30 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Alexander the Great has a contract worthy of his nickname -- the first $100 million deal in NHL history.

Alexander Ovechkin signed a $124 million, 13-year contract extension Thursday with the Washington Capitals, a handsome reward for the charismastic 22-year-old Russian who has been a nonstop goal-scorer since coming to the NHL in 2005.

"I'm happy I stay here," Ovechkin said. "It's my second home. I like the fans. I like the team. I like everything here."

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