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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 missed the second half of the Capitals' practice on Tuesday, but Capitals coach Barry Trotz said it wasn't for any health reason.
"I don't know what happened," Trotz said. "It was a skate. He came over and there was something hanging off his skate there. I think when he went in the corner, [it] got sliced. He's fine, as you see. You saw him walking around. He's fine." Ovechkin said largely the same thing, noting that his skate broke. With that in mind, this is primarily an FYI in case you heard that Ovechkin didn't complete the team's practice and were wondering why. Apr 26 - 10:38 AM

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Alex Ovechkin isn't feeling any lingering effects from Nazem Kadri's low hit.

Ovechkin briefly left Game 5 with what looked like a knee or leg injury, but he was able to complete the contest. He has three goals and no assists in the first round series.
Apr 23 - 12:15 PM

Alex Ovechkin will suit up in Game 6 against Toronto on Sunday, according to head coach Barry Trotz.

Ovechkin briefly exited Game 5 after taking a hip-check from Leafs forward Nazem Kadri, but he managed to return to the game. The Russian sniper was reevaluated by team doctors after the game, but he seems to have avoided serious injury.
Apr 22 - 12:46 PM

It seems that despite how bad it looked, the hit on Alex Ovechkin by Nazem Kadri Friday night will not be an issue for Ovie going forward.

Kadri administered a hip check to Ovechkin that had him tumbling head over heels. Initially, Ovie was laid out on the ice in pain seemingly favoring his knee. After a brief break in the dressing room, Ovechkin was able to return with no lingering effects. "It doesn’t hurt," Ovie said, after the game. "Nothing." Well that's good news for Washigton fans.
Apr 22 - 9:21 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal in Washington's 5-4 win against Toronto in Game 4 on Wednesday.

Ovechkin has now found the back of the net in three straight games. He has 44 goals and 85 points in 88 career postseason contests.
Apr 20 - 10:09 AM

Alex Ovechkin found the back of the net in Washington's 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto in Game 3 on Monday.

Ovechkin has scored in each of Washington's last two games, but the Capitals lost both contests. He has 43 goals and 84 points in 87 career playoff games.
Apr 18 - 9:56 AM

Alex Ovechkin's point streak has reached three games, as the Capitals beat the Bruins 3-1 on Saturday.

He recorded has recorded an assist in each of those three games, but he's also on a six-game goal scoring drought. He has 33 goals and 69 points in 81 games this season.
Apr 8 - 6:38 PM

Alex Ovechkin passed Alex Mogilny for the second-most points among Russian-born NHL players.

He picked up an assist in Tuesday's win over Toronto to give him 1,033 career points. Sergei Fedorov leads the pack with 1,179 points.
Apr 5 - 5:40 PM

Alex Ovechkin plans to go to the 2018 Winter Olympics despite the NHL's decision not to participate.

Ovechkin had previously stated his intentions to play in the Olympics no matter what, but until the NHL officially announced that they wouldn't participate in the games, Ovechkin's threats were based on just a theoretical scenario. Now that it's reality he was asked again if he still intends to play in the Olympics. "I didn’t change my mind," Ovechkin said, "and I won’t." Capitals owner Ted Leonsis has repeated stated in the past that he would support Ovechkin if the superstar decided to play in the Olympics. However, it would put the Capitals in a problematic situation as they would not only be losing their best player during a key part of the season, but Ovechkin might need time to readjust to NHL action after the Olympics given the different style of play and the massive time zone difference.
Apr 5 - 10:51 AM

Now that the NHL has officially announced that it won't participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, there will be questions regarding Alex Ovechkin's intentions.

In the past Ovechkin has suggested that he would participate in the Olympics even if the NHL doesn't suspend the season. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis has also previously offered his support of Ovechkin, should the star forward choose to represent Team Russia under those conditions. That would put the Capitals in a difficult position though and it could lead to complications that extend beyond Ovechkin. For example, if Leonsis is willing to give his blessing to Ovechkin, would any of the other Capitals players be allowed to participate in the Olympics if they pushed the issue? Is it possible that the NHL would step in and attempt to overrule Leonsis in some way? Will other teams run into this issue with some of their players? We don't have the answers to those questions yet, but these are the potential issues that will come up soon.
Apr 4 - 10:31 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored three goals and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 OT win over the Minnesota Wild.

Ovechkin had a pretty wild night at the office. All three of his goals were scored on the man-advantage and he also assisted on T.J. Oshie's goal in the first period. The Russian sniper finished the game with a plus-1 rating, six shots on goal and one hit in 16:15 of ice time. Ovechkin now has eight points in his last five contests. He's up to 33 goals and 33 assists in 75 games. T.J. Oshie scored the game-winning goal in overtime.
Mar 28 - 11:37 PM

Alex Ovechkin hit the 30 goal mark for the 12th season in a row.

The only other NHLers to do so to start a career are Wayne Gretzky and Mike Gartner and they played when scoring was much higher. Ovechkin is having an off year for him as he has only 62 points this season in what could be his worst season in the NHL. That's still a pretty good season for the vast majority of the NHLers and that shows how great The Great 8 really is.
Mar 26 - 11:12 AM

Alexander Ovechkin picked up a goal and one assist in a 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

Ovechkin fired an absolute rocket of a wrister passed Elliott on the power play for his 29th goal of the season. He also picked up an assist on T.J. Oshie's 30th goal of the season. Ovechkin is up to 61 points in 72 games this season, his lowest points-per-game total since the 2011-12 season (0.83).
Mar 21 - 9:39 PM

Alex Ovechkin put an end to his 10-game goalless drought in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Ovechkin's goal was his first since Feb. 19. It gave his team a 2-0 lead at the 14:52 mark of the second period. The Caps captain now has 28 goals and 29 assists in 69 games this season. Nate Schmidt (1-0), Evgeny Kuznetsov (3-0) and Jay Beagle (4-2) also found the back of the net for the Capitals. The win also puts an end to Washington's four-game losing streak.
Mar 14 - 9:56 PM

Alex Ovechkin's goalless drought has hit 10 games.

Ovechkin managed to pick up an assist in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Ducks, but his primary focus is putting the puck in the net. To make matters worse, the Capitals have dropped four games in a row. "We don’t remember the last time we’ve lost four in a row, and that’s a good thing," Ovechkin said. "It’s nice it’s happening before the playoffs, and not during the playoffs. It’s frustrating because the puck won’t go in, but we have to work harder and fight through it."
Mar 13 - 9:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Matt Niskanen
4Karl Alzner
5Brooks Orpik
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer