ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a $30.5-million, five-year contract.

The deal Friday avoids a ruling by an arbitrator. Holtby was a restricted free agent, and he and the Capitals had an arbitration hearing a day earlier.

Holtby had a career season with 41 victories, a 2.22 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and nine shutouts in 73 games. He is the third goaltender to reach 100 wins with the Capitals, joining Olie Kolzig and Don Beaupre.

Holtby’s contract will count $6.1 million against the salary cap over the next five seasons.

Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan said in a statement that the 25-year Holtby is “just entering his prime” and already has “established himself as one of the best goaltenders in the history of our franchise.”

CANADIENS: Once-prolific winger Alexander Semin signed a one-year contract for $1.1 million after three underachieving seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Semin had six productive seasons with the Washington Capitals, including a career-high 40 goals in 2009-2010.

But he had just six goals and 13 assists in 57 games last year. The Hurricanes bought out his contract July 1. Carolina owes the 31-year-old Russian $14 million over the next six years. He had three years left on a deal that paid him $7 million annually.

Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin said Friday that Semin is “a pure goal scorer with a good shot” who will “strengthen our offensive production and our power play.”

Semin was a first-round pick of the Washington Capitals in 2002. He played four games for the Portland Pirates in 2003-2004.

LIGHTNING: Steve Griggs is Tampa Bay’s new chief executive officer, replacing Tod Leiweke.

The Eastern Conference champions announced the move Friday, when Leiweke left the team to become the NFL’s chief operating officer.

Griggs has served as team president since April 2014.

PREDATORS: Defenseman Jack Dougherty signed a three-year entry-level.

A second-round pick in the 2014 draft, Dougherty is expected to spend this season with the Portland, Oregon, Winterhawks in the Western Hockey League.

Dougherty, 19, spent the last season in college at Wisconsin where the freshman had nine points overall, including four points on the power play. He spent the 2013-14 season with the U.S. National Team Development Program.