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Capitals invest $67M in Backstrom

Updated: May 17, 2010, 1:51 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Va. -- First Alex Ovechkin, now Nicklas Backstrom. The Washington Capitals have their two best players locked into big money contracts for a decade.

So, who buys lunch?

"Maybe we'll have to do rock, paper, scissors," Backstrom with a smile.

The 22-year-old Swede signed a 10-year, $67 million deal Monday, a major investment in a player who has rapidly developed into one of the best centers in the NHL. He and two-time league MVP Ovechkin have developed a partnership ...

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