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Alex Ovechkin | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
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Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead 20 seconds into a 4-3, preseason shootout loss to Carolina Wednesday night.
Stanislav Galiev and Michael Latta also had goals for the Caps before the shootout session, won by the Hurricanes on a Nathan Gerbe goal in the fourth round. Braden Holtby was between the Washington pipes in the first two periods and allowed three goals on 23 shots. Justin Peters relieved him and wound up with four saves. Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack played the entire game and was impressive, recording 31 saves. The Canes' goals in regulation were scored by Gerbe, Riley Nash and Elias Lindholm. Sep 30 - 11:19 PM

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Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin announced that he got engaged to Russian model Nastya Shubskaya on Friday.

One wouldn't expect it to affect his on-ice play, especially since he was already engaged once before. It's just another reminder that Ovechkin, 29, is getting a little older.
Sep 12 - 2:54 PM

Alex Ovechkin said that he will definitely play at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The NHL has yet to agree to go to the Games but that has not stopped Ovechkin who said the same thing about the 2014 Sochi Games before the NHL agreed to go. Ovechkin said that other players would go as well according to the Russian news agency TASS. It should be interesting to see what happens if the NHL does not agree to go. Stay tuned.
Aug 19 - 9:59 PM

Capitals owner Ted Leonsis does not believe the team’s window to win a Stanley Cup is closing.

The Capitals were eliminated from the playoffs in the second round in seven games by the Rangers, but there were noticeable improvements under first-year coach Barry Trotz. Captain Alex Ovechkin will turn 30 in September. "I felt the window to win with him was 10 years old," Leonsis said at Capitals Fan Fest. "He's a fantastic player. He plays hard all the time, and I feel I haven't met my commitment to him, that we would build a team that would be able to win Stanley Cups. The difference between winning and losing is just so small, so I do not think our window as an organization is closing."
Jul 11 - 10:46 PM

Alex Ovechkin officially took home his fifth career Rocket Richard Trophy on Wednesday night.

Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL history to record at least six 50-goal season in 2014-15, joining Mike Bossy (9), Wayne Gretzky (9), Marcel Dionne (6), Guy Lafleur (6) and Mario Lemieux (6). Ovechkin scored 53 goals last season and in the process set new career and franchise highs in power play goals with 25, and he finished 10 goals ahead of the next highest scoring player Steven Stamkos.
Jun 24 - 9:42 PM

Team Russia was blown out by Team Canada by a score of 6-1 in Sunday's Gold Medal Game at the World Hockey Championship.

Not only did Canada dominate the tournament, but they completely dominated the Russians in this game. Russia's only goal was scored by Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh) in the third period, but they were already trailing 6-0 when he scored. Next year's World Hockey Championship will be held in Russia. Alexander Ovechkin didn't register a point or even a shot on goal in the contest.
May 17 - 5:35 PM

Alex Ovechkin didn't take long to make a difference now that he's a part of Russia's bid for 2015 IIHF WHC gold.

He scored a goal and an assist in Russia's 4-0 win against the U.S. in Saturday's semifinal game, which was actually quite a bit closer than the score might indicate. Ovechkin will present a challenge for Canada in the gold-medal game.
May 16 - 4:21 PM

Alex Ovechkin will play for Russia in the semifinals of the World Hockey Championships if they defeat Sweden in Thursday's quarterfinal.

That match-up is going on right now. "Today we play against the Swedes, after that we will register Ovechkin," said the national team GM Andrei Safranov. "Under normal circumstances he should fly to the Czech Republic tonight." The Washington Capitals were just eliminated from the NHL postseason in Game 7 on Wednesday night.
May 14 - 1:41 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored, but the Capitals season ended with a 2-1 overtime loss in Game 7 against the Rangers on Wednesday night.

Ovechkin guaranteed a win, but the Caps fell short yet again. Ovechkin has never reached the conference final in his career. His goal was his first since Game 2 of this series as the Rangers made adjustments against him as the series went along. He had five goals and nine points during the playoffs. Marcus Johansson and Nicklas Backstrom got the assists. Despite that production, the Caps’ top line ended up being their worst possession players, combining for a negative-41 shot-attempt differential.
May 13 - 11:21 PM

Alex Ovechkin has not scored in five straight Game 7s in the NHL playoffs.

He has never been to the Eastern Conference Finals and will need to be a factor if the Capitals are going to advance into the third round of the postseason. Ovechkin didn't take part in Wednesday's optional skate, but he'll be watched closely in Game 7 after his declaration that the Capitals would eliminate the Rangers.
May 13 - 6:09 PM

Alex Ovechkin guaranteed victory for the Capitals in Game 7 against the New York Rangers.

"We're going to come back and win the series," Ovechkin said Washington's 4-3 loss in Game 6 on Sunday night. "We're going to play our game, and we're going to come back and we're going to play Montreal or Tampa." The Capitals have lost two straight games to the Rangers and will play Game 7 at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday after holding a 3-1 series lead. Ovechkin has not recorded a point in four straight games, but he has been racking up plenty of hits and shots. He should be motivated to back up his words.
May 11 - 11:51 AM

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

The NHL's leading goal scorer has not gone four games without scoring in 2015 so it certainly seems he is due and there would be no better time to break out than in Game 6. "They do a good job," coach Barry Trotz said of the Rangers blanketing the star winger. "They have a couple defensemen that do a good job and a line that’s been watching him closely. You hear coaches say your best players need to be your best players, but you need everybody." With the home ice advantage, look for Ovechkin to see some extra ice time against the Rangers third defensive pairing.
May 10 - 8:32 AM

It took a while for Alex Ovechkin to get going in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

He didn't post his first shot on goal until more than eight minutes had gone by in the second period. Ovechkin ended up tying Andre Burakovsky, who scored both goals in Washington's 2-1 win, with a team-leading five shots in the match. He has eight points in 11 playoff games.
May 7 - 10:42 AM

For the sixth time in his career, Alex Ovechkin has been named a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award. The award, which commemorates Ted Lindsay in honor of him setting up the original Players' Association, is award to the "Most Outstanding Player" as voted on by the players.

For all the derision Ovechkin has received over his career, he was still voted by his peers "Most Outstanding Player" three consecutive seasons from 2007-10, and as a finalist in 2005-06 and 2012-13. As you probably already know, Ovechkin won his fifth Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy this season with 53 goals and became the sixth NHL player to record six career 50-goal seasons. He also led the league in power play goals with 25, game-winners with 11, and ranked fourth in points with 81 over 81 games played this season. All of which helped him earn his fifth Hart Memorial Trophy for league MVP finalist nomination to boot. It's beginning to look like Ovechkin will have the last laugh regardless of how his career finishes.
May 5 - 7:41 PM

Alex Ovechkin gave the New York Rangers all they could handle in Game 2, yet the Washington Capitals ultimately fell 3-2, leaving the series tied at 1-1.

Ovechkin scored a sensational goal to give Washington a chance to tie the game. Overall, he had four SOG and nine hits during a very busy 19:49 TOI. He has been involved in three of the Capitals' four goals so far in this series.
May 2 - 3:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Michael Latta
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Jason Chimera
4Brooks Laich
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer