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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin Officially Signs Deal With Equipment Manufacturer CCM

Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin has "officially signed an endorsement deal" with CCM Hockey after "spending the previous six years with Bauer," according to Tarik El-Bashir of NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON. Ovechkin has been "using CCM skates, sticks and equipment since training camp." Ovechkin's contract with Bauer, which he signed in '11, "expired prior to this season." A source said that the new deal with CCM and its Russian distributor, SportConcept, is a "long-term agreement similar in length to the one with Bauer." CCM now counts Ovechkin, Penguins C Sidney Crosby, Oilers C Connor McDavid, Sharks D Brent Burns, Canadiens G Carey Price and Islanders C John Tavares, "among other big name players, on its endorsement roster" (NBCSPORTS.com, 10/11).