Alex Ovechkin made it official today, signing a deal with Dynamo Moscow to play in the KHL for the duration of the NHL lockout.

Players typically earn 65 percent of their NHL salary in the KHL, but according to Slava Malamud of Sport-Express Dynamo will pay Ovechkin more. Itís believed the Capitalsí star left wing will receive roughly $6 million from Dynamo. Ovechkin is slated to earn $9 million in the NHL during the 2012-13 season.