Semin Signs With the Carolina Hurricanes

Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- Free agent forward Alexander Semin agreed to a one-year contract on Thursday with the Carolina Hurricanes worth $7 million.

Semin was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals with the 13th overall pick in the 2002 NHL Entry draft. In 469 career regular-season games with Washington, the 28-year-old scored 197 goals and had 211 assists.

“Alexander’s elite skill level and ability to score from the wing fill an important need on the ice, and we hope that a fresh start in Carolina will serve both Alexander and our team well,” Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said.

Semin leaves the Capitals as number five on their all-time career goal-scoring list.

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