Washington announced Sunday the team had re-signed 25-year-old forward Evgeny Kuznetsov to an eight-year contract worth $62.4 million.
"Evgeny is a premier center in the NHL and we are pleased that he will remain in Washington for at least the next eight years," general manager Brian MacLellan said in a statement .
Evgeny plays with a tremendous skill, speed and tenacity needed to win in the NHL."
The Capitals also traded forward Marcus Johansson to the Devils for second and third round picks in next year's draft.
Johansson had 58 points (24 goals, 34 assists) in 82 games with the Capitals last season.
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