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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.

By Associated Press
September 24, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. — 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.

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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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