Alex Ovechkin has signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal to return to the Washington Capitals, it was announced Tuesday.

“I’M BACK DC!!!!!” he wrote on Twitter, with a source close to Ovechkin saying he wanted to pay homage on social media to Michael Jordan’s famous “I’m back” statement.

The 35-year-old has played his entire career with the Capitals since they took him with the first overall pick in the 2004 draft. After leading the NHL in goals for three straight seasons, Ovechkin had a team-high 24 goals in 45 games this shortened season, tying for 13th in the league.

Ovechkin, who has 730 career goals, is now eyeing Wayne Gretzky’s all-time record of 894. He’s sixth on the list — with Marcel Dionne next at 731, then Brett Hull (741) and Jaromir Jagr (766). Gordie Howe is second at 801.

Ovechkin turns 36 in September. The winger led the Capitals to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in 2018. He won the NHL’s Rocket Richard Trophy, given annually to the league’s top goal scorer, a record nine times.