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Alex Ovechkin | Winger | #8

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Alex Ovechkin registered an assist in a 7-3 win against the Islanders on Thursday.
That was Ovechkin's 75th point in 70 games this season. It's the first time Ovechkin has reached that milestone since 2014-15 and it's the ninth time in his career he's recorded at least 75 points. It was also his 1,110th career point after he scored his 600th goal on Monday. Mar 16 - 5:15 AM

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Alexander Ovechkin scored his 599th and 600th career NHL goal in a 3-2 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Ovechkin's 599th goal was a typical shot at the top of the left circle on the power play, and his 600th came during a second period goal mouth scramble. The Russian winger has become the 20th player to hit 600 goals, and the fourth fastest (990 games) to reach the 600 club behind Wayne Gretzky (718), Mario Lemieux (719) and Brett Hull (900). Ovechkin is currently 32-year-old and he'll need to average about 29 goals-per-year over the next 10 seasons to surpass Gretzky at 894. He has 13 games left to score another eight goals to reach 50 for the eighth time in his career.
Mar 12 - 10:10 PM

Alex Ovechkin has not found the back of the net in his last three games.

Ovechkin is tied for the NHL lead in goals with 40, along with Patrik Laine of the Jets and is still two goals away from 600 in his career. Ovechkin has not picked up an assist in the three games as well and still has 72 points in 68 games. He is a stud.
Mar 11 - 9:41 AM

Alexander Ovechkin scored his league-leading 40th of the season in a 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Naval Academy on Saturday night.

Under the lights at Annapolis, Alexander Ovechkin shined for the Capitals. The talented forward is just two goals away from No. 600 for his career. In addition, Ovechkin registered three shots on goal, an even rating, and a shot block in 19:31 of ice time. He has 40 goals and 72 points in 65 games this season.
Mar 3 - 11:11 PM

Alex Ovechkin found the back of the net in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Ovechkin buried a one-timer on the power play to tie the game at one with just over 13 minutes remaining in the first period. This was a milestone game for the Capitals captain, as he suited up in his 984th career game, which put him ahead of Calle Johansson for the most games played in franchise history. Ovechkin finished the night with a minus-2 rating, eight shots on goal and one hit in 22:08 of ice time. He now has 39 goals and 71 points in 62 games this season. Ovechkin's scored five goals in his last five outings.
Feb 26 - 9:45 PM

Alex Ovechkin played in his 983rd career game for Washington, tying Calle Johansson's franchise mark.

Ovechkin will break the record on Monday in Columbus. Ovechkin had a pair of goals to celebrate equaling Johansson's record and he has 38 goals and 70 points in 62 games, quite a turnaround from last season when he managed 33 goals and 69 points in a full season.
Feb 25 - 9:38 AM

Alexander Ovechkin scored twice, including his league leading 38th, in a 5-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.

Ovechkin's points streak was extended to four on Saturday after his sixth multi-goal game of the season. The Russian dynamo continues to lead the league in goals, making him the frontrunner for another Rocket Richard trophy. Ovechkin has 38 goals and 70 points in 62 games this season.
Feb 24 - 10:28 PM

Alex Ovechkin registered an assist in a 3-2 loss to Florida Thursday night.

Ovechkin is on a three-game point streak and has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last seven contests. He has 36 goals and 68 points in 61 contests in 2017-18.
Feb 23 - 5:33 AM

Alex Ovechkin found the back of the net in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Ovechkin's tally at the 11:02 mark of the third period cut Tampa's lead to 3-2 at the time, but that's as close as the Capitals would come to tying the game. He finished the night with nine shots on goal and one hit in 23:14 of ice time. The Caps captain has now scored in back-to-back games. He's also picked up nine points in his last six contests. He's up to 36 goals and 67 points in 60 games this season. Ovechkin is on pace to score 49 goals and 91 points in 2017-18. Teammate Lars Eller also scored in the loss.
Feb 20 - 11:07 PM

Alex Ovechkin netted his 35th goal of the season on Monday.

Ovechkin's been hot lately with three goals and eight points in his last five games. He also is just seven goals shy from the 600-mark in his career.
Feb 20 - 6:54 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored one goal and three assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Ovechkin had two points in the second and two more in the third period. His goal gave the Capitals a 2-0 lead in the middle frame and he helped set up both of Tom Wilson's goals and Nicklas Backstrom's tally. Ovechkin finished the night with a plus-4 rating and seven shots on goal in 17:48 of ice time. The Caps captain 12 points in his last seven games. He's up to 34 goals and 65 points in 57 games this season. He's on pace to hit 94 points in 2017-18.
Feb 16 - 12:01 AM

Alex Ovechkin notched one goal and one assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to Detroit on Sunday.

Ovechkin added to his league-leading total with his 33rd goal of the season to open the scoring in the contest. He registered both of his points on power plays for the Capitals. Ovechkin's assist was on Nicklas Backstrom's game-tying score in the final minute of the third period.
Feb 11 - 6:23 PM

Alex Ovechkin recorded two assists in Washington's 3-2 win against Columbus.

It was Ovechkin's third multi-point game in the span of five contests. He's up to 32 goals and 58 points in 53 contests this season.
Feb 7 - 6:32 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and one assist in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Ovechkin's first-period goal cut Pittsburgh's lead to 2-1 at the time, while his second tally of the night tied the game at four in the third frame. The Caps captain also helped set up Evgeny Kuznetsov's game-tying marker in the second. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating, five shots on goal and two hits in 19:51 of ice time. The 32-year-old has accumulated 10 points in his last seven games. He's now up to 32 goals and 56 points in 51 contests.
Feb 2 - 9:55 PM

Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin won the Hardest Shot Competition at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game.

Three-time defending champion Shea Weber isn't participating in All-Star weekend, so we knew we were going to have a new champion. Ovechkin was the only player to surpass 100 mph, as his final shot was 101.3 mph. He also became the first forward to win since Sergei Fedorov in 2002. You can watch Ovechkin blast a puck at an empty net by clicking the link below.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 27 - 9:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer