Capitals sign Lars Eller to 5-year, $17.5 million contract extension

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SBNation.com—Washington locked up its third-line center with a lucrative extension. The Washington Capitals re-signed center Lars Eller to a five-year contract extension worth $3.5 million annually, the team announced Saturday. The full payout for the deal, which runs through 2022-23, will be $17.5 million. Eller, 28, has recorded 11 goals and 17 assists in 53 games for the Capitals this season. He’s primarily been used as their No. 3 center behind Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov, along with getting...

Capitals re-sign center Lars Eller to five-year, $17.5 million deal. Eller's current $3.5 million cap hit gets extended five more years.