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Alex Ovechkin | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 239
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Alex Ovechkin became the highest scoring Russian in NHL history on Thursday night by scoring career goal number 484 to surpass Hall of Famer Sergei Federov.
After Ovechkin tied the record on Nov. 7, he went four games without a goal before finally burying the milestone at home in Washington. The Great Eight took 777 games to complete the feat, while Federov took 1248 games to score 483 goals. With 912 career points at the age of 30, Ovechkin already belongs in the conversation for the best Russian player of all time, and still has plenty of time to solidify his legacy. Nov 19 - 11:04 PM

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Capitals coach Barry Trotz senses that there's increasing pressure on Alex Ovechkin to become the all-time leading goal scorer among Russian-born players.

Ovechkin got his 483th career goal on Nov. 7 to tie Sergei Fedorov and hasn't recorded a point in the three games that have followed. "He wants to get it," Trotz said. "There’s no question he wants to get it. I haven’t talked to him about it, but the best advice you can give him is just play your normal game. You’ve scored a gazillion goals in this league." It should end up happening sooner rather than later.
Nov 16 - 9:23 AM

Alex Ovechkin is having trouble scoring on the power play.

Ovechkin is usually at or near the top in goal scoring during the man-advantage but that is not the case this season as he has only one goal on the power play. "It is a big product of teams are killing and then they’re committed on Ovi’s side," Capitals Coach Barry Trotz said. ". . . He’s going to score. He’s still shooting the same number of pucks, as was evident in the Detroit game. They’re going to go in for him."
Nov 15 - 9:14 AM

Alex Ovechkin has not scored in three games and is stuck at 483 career NHL goals.

The significance of the mark is that he is tied with Sergei Fedorov for first all-time in goals by a Russian born player. Ovechkin has actually scored twice since tying Fedorov but both goals were waved off as Justin Williams was offside in one and in the crease interfering with the goalie in the second. Other teams should be interested in trading for Williams as he seems to be the only player in the NHL to be able to stop Ovechkin.
Nov 14 - 7:59 AM

Alex Ovechkin had 15 shots on goal in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to Detroit.

Red Wings rookie Andreas Athanasiou scored the game's only goal at the 4:06 mark of the third period to give Detroit the win. Alex Ovechkin is still sitting on 483 career goals. He needs one more to become the all-time leading Russian-born goal scorer in league history. You can't say Ovechkin didn't try as he fired plenty of rubber at the net tonight.
Nov 10 - 11:30 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored his 483rd goal to tie Sergei Fedorov atop the all-time list for most goals scored by a Russian-born player in the NHL.

It was quite an accomplishment for Ovechkin to tie his boyhood hero. Ovechkin is on a five game points streak and has eight goals and 15 points in 12 games this season. Needless to say, he is a must-start.
Nov 8 - 9:49 AM

Alex Ovechkin is three goals away from becoming the all-time leading goal scorer among Russians in NHL history.

Sergei Fedorov, who's currently first in that category, is going into the Hockey Hall-of-Fame on Monday, but Ovechkin isn't waiting for Tuesday to break the record. "My plan is to get three tonight, so we’ll see," Ovechkin said on Saturday. "It’s going to be a huge honor, obviously, to pass all the great names in Russian hockey and be No. 1. It’s huge."
Nov 7 - 3:10 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.

Ovechkin's goal tied the game in the late stages of the first period. The 30-year-old has picked up points in eight of his last nine contests and continues to be a dominant point producer. Ovechkin has six goals and 13 points in 10 games. Marcus Johansson also scored for the Capitals.
Nov 3 - 9:44 PM

Alex Ovechkin has started a new points streak, assisting on both goals in Washington's 2-1 overtime victory over Florida.

After losing his point streak to begin the season in his seventh game, Ovechkin has picked up points in the two games since. He already has four multi-point efforts as well. For the season Ovechkin has five goals and 12 points. Isn't age-30 supposed to be the beginning of a decline?
Nov 1 - 12:52 AM

Alex Ovechkin had his five game goal scoring streak snapped on Friday.

Ovechkin still has a six game points streak as he had a couple of helpers in the 7-4 win over the Oilers in Edmonton. The winger is up to nine points with five being goals. He is showing why he is a high first round pick in fantasy drafts.
Oct 24 - 10:40 AM

Alex Ovechkin kept his perfect point streak alive in Friday's 7-4 win over the Oilers.

Ovechkin's point streak is now up to six games, which is all the games he has played thus far. Tonight he picked up a pair of helpers, bringing his total to four and his points to nine thus far.
Oct 24 - 1:04 AM

Alex Ovechkin did what The Great Eight does, win games for the Capitals.

Ovechkin scored late in the third period off a classic one-timer to put the Caps up 3-2, the final score of Thursday's tilt with the Canucks. He now has goals in five straight games to start the season. Pretty good for a 30-year-old.
Oct 23 - 12:46 AM

Alex Ovechkin reached and eclipsed the 900 career point mark with a goal and an assist in a 6-2 win over Calgary on Tuesday.

Ovechkin also recorded a team high seven shots and was a plus-1 and was one of four Capital players to record multi-point nights. Ovie now has scored a single goal in every game he has played in (4) and has six points in four games. Nicklas Backstrom recorded two goals while Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded three assists in the blowout win.
Oct 21 - 1:24 AM

Alex Ovechkin missed Tuesday's practice because his alarm wasn't set correctly.

Ovechkin had set it for p.m. instead of a.m. The Capitals decided to scratch him from the subsequent game as a result. The good news is that now that based on why he missed Tuesday's contest, it's fair to assume he'll be back in the lineup on Thursday. Ovechkin was at Wednesday's practice, but in the future he might be better off with a 24-hour clock.
Oct 14 - 12:37 PM

Alex Ovechkin (personal) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Ovechkin missed Tuesday's game due to the personal matter. Although it's not confirmed, the fact that he's practicing now likely mean that he will be available for Thursday's game against Chicago.
Oct 14 - 12:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Chris Brown
6Michael 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