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Alex Ovechkin | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
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Alex Ovechkin wants to see Adam Oates behind the bench as coach of the Washington Capitals next season.
Ovechkin said 'yeah' when asked if he wanted Oates back as coach. "I trusted him and I still talk to him," Ovechkin said. "I don't know if somebody in this locker room feel bad about him, that's their mind. My mind is we're still good friends and if something happens I'm always going to ask his advice." Oates still has one season left on his contract so it will be an important decision for George McPhee and the Washington Capitals. Apr 14 - 10:49 AM

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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin has claimed his fourth career Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's goal-scoring leader.

Ovechkin scored 51 goals to capture his second consecutive and fourth goal-scoring title. He became the 11th player in NHL history to record five 50-goal seasons and only the fifth to do so in his first nine campaigns, following Mike Bossy (9 in 9), Wayne Gretzky (8), Guy Lafleur (6) and Brett Hull (5). Ovechkin, who finished 2013-14 ahead of Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry (43) and San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski (41), also registered his third career four-goal game Dec. 10; scored his 400th goal Dec. 20, becoming the sixth-fastest player in NHL history (and seventh-youngest) to achieve the milestone (634 GP). He led the League with 24 power-play goals, a franchise record and the most by any player since Steven Stamkos scored an equal amount in 2009-10. Since entering the NHL at the beginning of the 2005-06 season, Ovechkin leads the League in goals (422), points (814), power-play goals (151) and game-winning goals (69).
Source: nhl.com
Apr 14 - 12:27 AM

In his final game of the 2013-14 season, Alex Ovechkin found a way to be a polarizing figure in a meaningless game for the Washington Capitals.

He didn't manage to collect a point, yet it was a fancy and thwarted shootout attempt that upset many. Either way, the Capitals lost 1-0 (S0) to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday and won't see the postseason in 2014.
Apr 13 - 7:17 PM

Alex Ovechkin added to his NHL leading goal total Friday night, potting a goal and an assist in Washington's 4-0 win over Chicago.

Ovie has three goals and four assists in his past five games since being reunited with his favourite center Nicklas Backstrom. The Russian sniper has 79 points in 75 games this season, but still sits at -35.
Apr 11 - 9:53 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season on Tuesday night and the Capitals stayed alive in the playoff race with a 4-1 win over struggling St. Louis.

Ovechkin reached the milestone for the fifth time in his career, and the Great Eight continues a streak of at least one NHL player reaching the 50-goal plateau in each full season since 2005-06. Ovie also had two assists on Tuesday to reach 77 points in 75 games.
Apr 9 - 1:11 AM

The Washington Capitals have lost five consecutive games and are in danger of missing the playoffs but team superstar Alex Ovechkin criticized himself after a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils Friday night.

"Be honest with you, I miss couple opportunities to score and my shot was not that good," Ovechkin said. "I have to hit the net or hit the pillow so [Troy Brouwer] or somebody else can find the rebound. I didn’t, and I take responsibility for that." The Caps' lone goal Friday came on Ovechkin's 49th of the season
Apr 5 - 11:23 AM

Capitals Head Coach Adam Oates is reuniting Alex Ovechkin with center Nicklas Backstrom on the same line after splitting the pair apart since the middle of March.

This is excellent news for fantasy owners, as Ovie has been playing with Jay Beagle, who has 66 points fewer than Backstrom this season. Ovechkin has points in just two of the seven games he's played on Beagle's wing, and Oates hopes to get the superstar going with Backstrom starting with Friday's game against New Jersey.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 4 - 7:18 PM

Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals with 48 but has the worst plus/minus in the league as well at minus-34.

Ovechkin was minus-two on Sunday to surpass Nail Yakupov of the Oilers who remains at minus-33. Ovechkin has gone 15 games without scoring an even strength goal but has seven power play goals in that stretch. His goals obviously really help you in fantasy pools but his plus/minus really kills your chances.
Mar 31 - 11:05 AM

Alex Ovechkin has not scored at even strength in his last 14 games.

The good news is that Ovechkin has seven power play goals in that time span but the bad news is that Ovie is minus-15 in the 14 games and has not been a plus player in any game since the February 8th game, the last one before the Olympics. His poor production during even strength situations is really hurting his fantasy value.
Mar 30 - 8:44 AM

Alex Ovechkin slammed home two goals and an assist but it was not enough to help the Caps to victory, as Washington lost 5-4 in a shootout to the Kings Tuesday night.

Ovie came into Tuesday's game with just two points in his previous nine contests, and now has 48 goals on the season with 72 points through 69 games. The point earned in the shootout lifts the Caps into a four way tie for the two Eastern Conference Wild Card spots.
Mar 25 - 11:07 PM

Alex Ovechkin one-timed John Carlson's pass for his NHL-leading 46th goal eight seconds into a third-period power play to break a tie and lead Washington to a 3-2 win against Anaheim at Honda Center Tuesday night.

Ovechkin was centered by Jay Beagle in a new tweak and he finished with five shots and an even rating after he had one point and with a minus-8 rating in his previous six games. Joel Ward and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, while Nicklas Backstrom registered two assists in the victory.
Mar 19 - 4:58 AM

Alex Ovechkin now has 45 goals this season after his power-play tally Friday.

Ovechkin is the league's leading scorer, holding a nine-goal edge over Corey Perry. He has 19 power-play goals and 14 power-play assists, and he's tied for third in the league with 68 points. What's amazing is that he also has a minus-29 rating.
Mar 15 - 11:12 AM

Alex Ovechkin was a -1 and was shut out along with the rest of his team in a tough 2-0 loss to the rival Penguins on Tuesday.

Ovie has gone pointless in his past four games and compiled a -4 rating in those matches combined.
Mar 11 - 11:04 PM

Alex Ovechkin was locked up by the Bruins in Thursday's 3-0 loss, managing just one shot on goal.

Amazingly, this was the first game this season in which Ovechkin didn't register multiple shots on net. The Russian sniper averages better than seven shots per game, which makes Boston's shutting him down that much more impressive.
Mar 6 - 9:47 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and recorded an assist for the Capitals in a 6-4 loss to Philadelphia Wednesday.

Ovechkin's goal was his league-leading 44th, which leaves him 11 clear of his next closest competitor, Phil Kessel. Joel Ward, Troy Brouwer and Brooks Laich also contributed with goals, but the Washington comeback attempt ultimately came up short.
Mar 5 - 11:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Brooks Laich
4Evgeny Kuznetsov
5Jay Beagle
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Dustin Penner
3Joel Ward
4Jason Chimera
5Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Eric Fehr
4Tom Wilson
5Ryan Stoa
D1John Carlson
2Mike Green
3Karl Alzner
4Dmitry Orlov
5Connor Carrick
6John Erskine
7Jack Hillen
8Patrick Wey
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Braden Holtby