Alexander Alexeyev signs 3-year, entry-level contract with Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. -- First-round draft pick Alexander Alexeyev has signed a three-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals.

The team announced the deal with the defenseman on Monday.

It has an average annual value of $925,000.

The 18-year-old from Russia was taken with the 31st overall pick in this year's NHL draft. He spent last season in the Western Hockey League.

Alexeyev recorded an assist in a preseason game for the Capitals against the Boston Bruins this month.

He is listed at 6-foot-4 and 199 pounds.