"Throughout the couple years [Ovechkin has] been here they've been developing great. I see even more potential here," Nylander said. "Of course, Ovechkin is a high profile player in this league, and it is a great opportunity. ... It would be fun to play with a goal scorer like Ovechkin, but it is the coach's decision."
Nylander noted his family's familiarity with the area, his relationship with Caps general manager George McPhee and the potential to play with Ovechkin as the reasons he chose to sign with the team Monday.