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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Dec 6 - 11:33 AM

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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.
Nov 24 - 12:56 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%.
Nov 20 - 3:34 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."
Nov 17 - 11:34 AM

Alex Ovechkin finished with a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 3-0 loss to San Jose.

Ovechkin and Justin Williams finished with a team-high four shots on goal in the loss. Ovechkin also dished out six hits in 21:12 of ice time. The 31-year-old has seven goals and 11 points in 12 games this season.
Nov 8 - 9:46 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Ovechkin picked up the primary assist on Nicklas Backstrom's first period goal. The Russian sniper helped extend Washington's lead to 3-0 in the second period and ultimately scored the game-winning, power play goal in overtime. Ovechkin has six goals and nine points in 10 games this season. He's picked up at least one point in six of his last eight contests.
Nov 3 - 10:54 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored the only goal for the Washington Capitals in their 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night.

Ovechkin came out shooting in the third and shocked Cam Talbot nine seconds into the period to bring the Capitals to within one. He was immediately answered at the other end of the rink by Patrick Maroon and that stalled the brief momentum gained by the Caps. One positive note is that this is the fourth straight game in which Ovechkin earned a goal and he has one assist against the Avalanche to give him five points in his last four games.
Oct 27 - 12:49 AM

Alex Ovechkin gave the Washington Capitals a two goal lead in the first, but it was the last time the team would score in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers Saturday night.

The good news for fantasy players is that Ovechkin has now scored in his last three consecutive games. His productivity has been limited to pretty much that statistic only, however, and he has only one more assist.
Oct 23 - 2:55 AM

Alex Ovechkin found the back of the net in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

The Capitals jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, but the Panthers came back to tie the game at two heading into the third period. Ovechkin broke the 2-2 deadlock with his second goal of the season. The Caps captain has now scored in back-to-back games. He has three points in four games in 2016-17. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two shots on goal and three hits in 16:42 of ice time. Justin Williams, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Marcus Johansson also scored for Washington.
Oct 20 - 11:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Ovechkin opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 15:44 mark of the first period. Dmitri Orlov and Marcus Johansson registered the assists on the goal. Ovechkin also helped set up T.J. Oshie's second goal of the game at 13:35 mark of the third period. The 31-year-old now has two points in the first three games of the season. He'll continue to be an elite point producer. He's a must-start every time he plays.
Oct 18 - 9:52 PM

Alex Ovechkin and his linemates, Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie, have been held off the scoresheet in the Capitals' opening two games of the season.

"It starts right in practice; let’s talk, let’s get together, let's get on the same page," coach Barry Trotz said. "I talked to all three members today, and just get on the same page. Once you get on the same page, bring the work ethic. They're all leaders, they're all tremendously talented, so they'll figure it out." The trio will attempt to break out on Tuesday night versus Colorado.
Oct 18 - 12:54 PM

Alex Ovechkin collected his only goal and assists of the pre-season in Washington's finale on Sunday.

That's what happens when you miss so much time due to the World Cup. Ovechkin has scored at least 51 goals three seasons running and four straight Rocket Richard Trophies, so he's a lock to fill the net until proven otherwise.
Oct 9 - 7:54 PM

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly was asked what the NHL's response would be if Alex Ovechkin decided to play in the Olympics against the league's wishes.

"I don’t have a league reaction to that," Daly said. "If that became a prevailing view of a group of players, or a significant group of players, I might have a different view. But at this point it’s a single superstar player who will have a contract with one of clubs, and the club will handle that within its own discretion." This is all hypothetical right now of course because the NHL hasn't reached a decision on the Olympics yet. However, Ovechkin did suggest that he would play in the 2018 Winter Games even if the NHL refused to participate.
Sep 28 - 6:06 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored Russia's only goal in their 2-1 loss to Sweden.

The Russians came out very flat, but they made it interesting in the final minute of the game, as Ovechkin scored with 33 seconds remaining to make it 2-1. Then, with under 10 seconds remaining, Ovechkin appeared to score the game-tying goal, but it was waved off because he appeared to push the puck over the goal line with his glove. The play was reviewed, but the call on the ice didn't change. Russia will have to get over this loss quickly. They'll take Team North America on Monday.
Sep 18 - 6:19 PM

Alex Ovechkin suggested that he would play in the 2018 Winter Olympics even if the NHL decides not to participate.

That would be consistent with some of what Ovechkin talked about prior to the NHL's decision to participate in the 2014 games. Of course, that debate was ultimately moot because the NHL did end up accommodating the 2014 Olympics, but it remains to be seen if they'll do that again for 2018.
Sep 15 - 8:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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
5Jakub Vrana
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer