Washington’s GM George McPhee has signed 6-foot-2, 209-pound Alexander Semin to a one-year $6.7 million dollar extension, heading into the All-Star break. Making $6 million this season, Semin has scored 18 goals and 17 assists in 39 games.
McPhee signed the one-year extension with extreme confidence and is keeping the brilliant Russian forward in Washington’s future campaign.”Alex was basically comfortable with another one-year deal, and that was fine with us,” McPhee said. “We could do one-year deals for the next 10 years if he wishes. It gives us flexibility. It gives the player flexibility,” McPhee said.
A lower body injury has kept the forward off of the ice since January 8th, but Semin is slowly gaining back strength and has participated in light skating drills.
It would be smart for Washington to keep this consistent sniper around solely on the fact that he works well with Alex Ovechkin, the team’s captain and has a knack for binge goal-scoring. Semin has an impressive 166 career goals, ranked 11th in Caps history along with 169 assists.
Once Semin’s extension expires, he will become an unrestricted free agent next summer.