Semin signs contract extension with Caps
Alexander Semin has agreed to a one-year contract extension with
the Washington Capitals.
The team didn’t disclose terms of the deal Saturday that will
allow the 25-year old Semin to become an unrestricted free agent
after the 2010-11 season. Semin was selected to the Russian Olympic
team Thursday and is in his fifth NHL season.
He had an assist Saturday night in Washington’s 4-1 victory over
New Jersey and has 32 points in 29 games. The Russian has 248
career points (122 goals, 126 assists).
“I am extremely happy to sign here,” Semin said through an
interpreter after the game. “I like this team. I really like
Washington general manager George McPhee said the Capitals are
happy to have Semin for at least another year because of the type
of player he’s becoming.
“This is a player we drafted and developed,” McPhee said.
“He’s become a very, very good player and continues to improve. We
discussed a number of options but this is the way he wanted to go
The Capitals picked Semin 13th overall in the 2002 draft. He
really broke through last season, scoring 79 points in 62
“He’s one of the elite players in the league and to have him is
great,” Washington coach Bruce Boudreau said.