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Alex Ovechkin | Winger | #8

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 239
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
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Alex Ovechkin extended his point streak to five games on Monday.
Ovechkin recorded two assists in Washington's 8-7 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Monday. He has 21 goals and 39 points in 44 contests in 2016-17. Jan 17 - 5:06 AM

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Alex Ovechkin is riding a four-game point streak.

Ovechkin picked up his 16th helper and 37th point in 43 games with an assist on Sunday in a 5-0 win over Philadelphia. It was a sweet dish too as he pulled Steve Mason across the crease before hitting the streaking Matt Niskanen in the slot for the tap-in. Ovie now has three goals and seven points during his scoring spree.
Jan 15 - 4:07 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored his 1000th and 1001st career point in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

It took Ovechkin just 35 seconds to open the scoring and pick up the 1000th point of his NHL career (you can watch the play unfold by clicking the link at the bottom of the page). He added a power play goal in the second frame to give his team a 2-0 lead at the time. The Russian sniper finished tonight's game with a plus-1 rating, seven shots on goal and two hits in 16:52 of ice time. The 31-year-old has scored five points in his last two contests, and he now has 21 goals and 35 points in 41 games this season.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 11 - 11:06 PM

Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin produced a goal and two assists as the Capitals defeated the Canadiens 4-1 in Montreal Monday night.

Ovechkin is now one point shy of 1,000 in his illustrious NHL career. He picked up his 999th point on a power-play goal at 16:36 of the third period. It was his 19th this season and tied him with former Canadiens superstar Maurice (Rocket) Richard for 29th on the NHL's career goals list. Ovechkin's assists, his 13th and 14th of the season, came on goals by Nicklas Backstrom (10th) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (fifth). Backstrom posted his 24th assist of the season on Ovechkin's goal. Kuznetsov picked up his 22nd assist on a goal by Brett Connolly, his fifth. The game was tied at 1-1 until Kuznetsov scored at 8:12 of the third period.
Jan 9 - 10:49 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored the overtime game winner Tuesday.

Ovechkin was held off the scoresheet on the Capitals five previous goals Tuesday but came through when they needed it the most as he took a nice feed from Evgeny Kuznetsov and slapped the puck by Frederik Andersen. It was his 18th goal of the season and he is now only eight behind Sidney Crosby in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy.
Jan 4 - 10:29 AM

Alex Ovechkin just keeps scoring.

The Capitals captain picked up both a goal and an assist during Saturday's 6-2 win over the Devils. He's now up to 17 goals and 27 points in 35 games this season, along with a three-game scoring streak.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 05:00:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders.

Ovechkin registered the primary assist on Justin Williams' first-period goal that made it 1-1 and he scored one of his own in the third period to tie it at two. The Russian sniper finished the game with nine shots on goal and a plus-1 rating in 20 minutes of ice time. He has 16 goals and 10 assists in 2016-17. Andre Burakovsky also scored for the Caps.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 10:36:00 PM

With his next goal Alex Ovechkin will tie Stan Mikita for 30th place all-time.

The future Hall of Famer will match Mikita, who is in the Hall himself, at 541 goals. If Ovechkin is able to create his fifth-straight 50-goal season this campaign, he'll to 21st all-time in goals and just two behind Mark Recchi at 577. Recchi, for what it's worth, is the last wrung before Jari Kurri at 601.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 08:45:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin netted his 15th goal of the season Friday night.

He gave the Capitals a 3-0 lead after two periods in a 4-0 win over Tampa Bay. Ovechkin has accounted for three goals and three assists over the last eight matches.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 10:14:00 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored a power play goal in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Ovechkin's power play goal at the 6:25 mark of the second period tied the game at one. The Russian Sniper has 14 goals and eight assists in 29 games this season. He's on pace to hit the 40-goal mark again this season. Justin Williams and T.J. Oshie also scored in regulation. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov added the goals in the shootout.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 11:16:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored the game winning goal and added an assist in Washington's 3-0 victory over Vancouver on Sunday evening.

It was Ovie's first multi-point performance in more than two weeks as the sniper works to regain his elite pace. Through 27 games, Ovechkin has just 13 goals and 21 points this season. He has finished below a point-per-game pace just twice in 11 seasons.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 09:18:00 PM

Capitals coach Barry Trotz isn't happy with the penalties Alex Ovechkin has been taking.

Ovechkin has accumulated 22 penalty minutes in 24 games this season, including 10 PIM in his last three contests. "Unacceptable," Trotz said. "He’s the leader. He can’t take those penalties. You’ve got to be on the right side. I’m going to address it harshly with him tomorrow. There’s way too many of that. If you’re working, then you don’t need to do that. We’re going to address that." With that in mind, don't be surprised if you see Ovechkin's PIM pace decline going forward.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:33:00 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues.

The Caps have been waiting for an offensive explosion from Ovechkin and they finally got it. The Caps captain had been running cold (by his standards) over the last couple of weeks, but he's starting to look like his old self again. He now has five goals in his last four games and he's up to 12 on the season. He scored once in each period and his goals gave his team 1-0, 2-0 and 4-1 leads in this one. He has 16 points in 19 contests this season.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 12:56:00 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored just his third power play goal of the season during Sunday's 3-2 loss to Columbus.

Lest we forget Ovechkin can still ring the bell with the man-advantage. Ovie now has nine goals on the season with a shooting percentage slowly trending towards his career average of 12.4%.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin said he's okay after briefly leaving Wednesday's contest.

Ovechkin fell to the ice after being tangled up with Kris Letang. Ovechkin then went to the dressing room to be checked out, but was ultimately able to finish the game. "Sometimes when you [fall] on something and hit the nerves, you just feel numb," Ovechkin said. "We just wanted to make sure everything is fine."
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer