Nicklas Backstrom re-signs with Capital for five years, $ 46 million

Nicklas Backstrom Capital Center has re-signed with the only NHL team it has played for, agreeing to a five-year, $ 46 million deal that will have an average annual value of $ 9.2 million.

Backstrom, 32, is the franchise’s career assistance leader and one of the two players to register at least 900 points with the Capitals. Frequent line mate Alex Ovechkin is the other. Backstrom is the 26th player to reach that mark; of the other 25, 23 are in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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