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Evgeny Kuznetsov signs with Caps

Updated: March 8, 2014, 9:19 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- It took the Washington Capitals nearly four years to sign Russian forward Evgeny Kuznetsov. When they finally did on Saturday, general manager George McPhee compared the new forward to a mythical creature.

"It's kind of like seeing the Loch Ness Monster when he walked in," McPhee said. "We've heard you, but we haven't seen you. And there he was. I found it hard to believe he was standing there after all this."

Kuznetsov, selected in the first round -- 26th overall -- ...

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