As posted on the Washington Capitals web site, Alexander Ovechkin has agreed to a 13 year contract extension. According to Tarik El-Bashir at washingtonpost.com, Alex will get $124 million over the 13 years of the new contract. Tarik says it will be $9 million for each of the first six years, then the remaining seven years at $10 million each.
Tarik's article includes the following quote from Ovechkin, as he spoke to the fans at the Meet The Team event held at Verizon Centre tonight.
"I want to say thanks to all my teammates, the whole organization, to Ted, George, the coaching staff, [Glen Hanlon].......I'm proud to be with the Washington Capitals for 13 years more...... Our goal is to bring a Stanley Cup here."
Let out that big ol' sigh of relief Caps fans. Your prayers have been answered. The day is finally here!