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Alex Ovechkin | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
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Alex Ovechkin scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Ovechkin has 39 goals and 62 points in 62 contests in 2014-15. He's already reached the 40-goal milestone in six of his previous nine campaigns. With 461 goals, Ovechkin ranks 54th on the all-time list behind Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine (468). Given that he's still just 29, Ovechkin has the potential to rapidly rise up the all-time ranks in the coming years. Feb 26 - 10:14 AM

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Capitals coach Barry Trotz seemed to bash his predecessors in Washington when discussing Alex Ovechkin.

"There was some bad advice given to Ovi at times, in how they wanted him to play," Trotz said. "Ovi is a guy that will do what you ask. That's what I've found." Without naming names, Trotz was likely putting down former Capitals coach Adam Oates in particular. Trotz also mentioned moving Ovechkin from the right to left wing when he arrived, undoing a decision made during Oates' tenure. Trotz said that he simply feels Ovechkin is more dangerous on the left side. Meanwhile, Ovechkin could win the Rocket Richard Trophy for the third straight season, with the previous two wins coming under Oates' tenure.
Feb 25 - 11:35 AM

Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in a 5-1 victory against Winnipeg on Thursday.

Ovechkin is on a four-game goal scoring streak and has recorded at least a point in six straight contests. He has 38 goals and 61 points in 59 contests in 2014-15. His recent outburst has put him in a position where he might reach the 50-goal mark for the sixth time in his career.
Feb 20 - 8:25 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored his 37th goal of the season in a 3-1 win over the Penguins Tuesday night.

Ovechkin had a solid all-around game for fantasy purposes as he also picked up an assist, seven shots on goal, a hit and a blocked shot in the contest. Joel Ward and John Carlson also scored for the Capitals in the victory.
Feb 17 - 10:16 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and two assists in Washington's 5-3 win over Anaheim on Sunday.

Both of Ovechkin's goals came in the first period with the Capitals trailing by a goal. The 29-year-old also picked up primary assists on both of rookie Andre Burakovsky's goals. Ovechkin is now rolling at a point-per-game pace this season. He has 36 goals and 57 points in 57 games in 2014-15. The Capitals' sniper moved ahead of Rick Nash (35) for the league lead in goals.
Feb 15 - 10:54 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored the only goal for Washington in its 3-1 loss to the Kings on Saturday night.

The Capitals captain drew the Capitals to within 2-1 after his third-period goal. He has 34 goals and 53 points this season, with points in four games in a row. Don’t discount a 50-goal season just yet. Evgeny Kuznetsov picked up the helper.
Feb 15 - 12:53 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored the Capitals' only goal in their 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Ovechkin's goal came on a power play where he had all day to let a wrist-shot go from the high slot. The 29-year-old now has 23 points in his last 19 contests. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom picked up the assists on Ovechkin's goal. The loss ends Washington's three-game winning streak.
Feb 8 - 5:55 PM

Alex Ovechkin's 32nd goal of the season was also the game winner as the Capitals edged out the Senators 2-1 on Thursday night in the battle of capital cities.

Ovi scored 49 seconds after Evgeny Kuznetsov tied the score in the second period, and the Caps never looked back. The Great Eight is now first in league goal scoring after a nice stretch of three goals and five points in his past three games.
Feb 5 - 11:33 PM

Alex Ovechkin is the first star of January.

He earned the honor after he led all players with 12 goals to give him 31 on the year. Ovechkin tallied 15 points in 13 games. He netted six power-play markers and 59 shots on goal. Ovechkin picked up seven multi-point contests and he became the NHL's first 30-goal scorer of the 2014-15 campaign.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 2 - 3:38 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and one assist in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

The goals were Ovechkin's 30th and 31st of the season. He is just the fifth player in NHL history to 30 goals or more in his first 10 seasons. Both of Ovechkin's markers were game-tying goals. The 29-year-old now has 48 points and a plus-11 rating in 50 games this season. Karl Alzner also scored for the Capitals.
Feb 1 - 3:50 PM

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin made his presence known on Saturday, yet no one on his team could beat Carey Price in a 1-0 OT loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Ovechkin had a-1 rating, two PIM, eight SOG and five hits in the game. He received a remarkable 7:57 PP TOI, but none of that amounted to a point. Ovechkin leads the NHL with 238 SOG in 2014-15.
Jan 31 - 4:04 PM

All-star Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in the Washington Capitals' 4-0 shutout over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night.

The goals were Ovechkin's 28th and 29th of the season. They gave the Caps a 2-0 lead after two periods. Nicklas Backstrom assisted on both goals and now has 35 on the season. Defenseman Mike Green also assisted on Ovechkin's second goal and chipped in with a goal of his own in the third period. It was his fifth tally of the season. Eric Fehr also netted a goal in the third period for the winners and now has 15 on the season.
Jan 28 - 10:44 PM

After Alex Ovechkin lobbied to be one of the last picks in the All-Star draft so that he could win a car, it was finally revealed after the game why he wanted one so much.

Alex Ovechkin had been trying to win one of the news Honda Honda Accords given out during the All-Star event so that he could donate it to the Washington Ice Dogs, which is a special needs hockey program. Ovechkin befriended one of the members of the team, 10-year-old Ann Schaub. He was skating at an event with the team when Ann invited him to come over to her house for sushi. Her family had been big fans of his as years earlier Ovechkin had met Ann's older brother, Louie, and gave him a stick. Ovechkin didn't end up winning a car, but Honda was curious as to what Ovechkin's motivations were for lobbying for the vehicle. When Honda learned of Ovechkin's goal, they gave him a car so that he could donate it to the Ice Dogs.
Jan 26 - 10:14 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of goals for the Capitals in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to Edmonton.

Ovechkin netted the first two goals of the contest and put his team ahead by a score of 2-0 early in the game, but it still hasn't enough to hold off the Oilers and their comeback effort. Nicklas Backstrom and Jay Beagle also scored for Washington in the defeat while Mike Green dished out a pair of assists.
Jan 20 - 10:21 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of goals in Friday's 4-3 loss to Nashville.

Ovechkin has now scored a goal in seven of his last nine games. He also had an impressive nine shots on goal in this game. The Capitals were down 2-0 in the second period when Ovechkin went to work. He scored his two goals less than three minutes apart to tie the game. The Great Eight now has 24 goals and 39 points in 44 games this season.
Jan 17 - 12:04 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Joel Ward
4Jason Chimera
5Aaron Volpatti
RW1Troy Brouwer
2Andre Burakovsky
3Jay Beagle
4Eric Fehr
5Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7John Erskine
8Jack Hillen
9Cam Schilling
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters