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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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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

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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

Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal in Monday's 2-1 win over Colorado.

He now owns the Capitals' franchise record for most game-winning goals with 74. The 29-year-old has been extremely productive in 2015. Ovechkin has picked up points in five of six games in the new year (five goals and two assists). He is creeping closer to a point-per-game pace. The Russian sniper has 22 goals and 37 points in 42 games this season. Jay Beagle scored the other goal for Washington.
Jan 12 - 10:10 PM

Alex Ovechkin is heading to Columbus for the All-Star game on January 25.

As the Capitals only representative, Ovechkin has 21 goals and 36 points this season, but what has been the most impressive stat is his plus-10 rating this season after going minus-35 in 2013-14.
Jan 11 - 11:30 AM

Alex Ovechkin received the NHL's second star of the week.

Ovechkin is on a three-game multi-point streak, giving him three goals and six points over that stretch. He has 19 goals and 34 points in 38 contests in 2014-15. At this point, he probably won't match his 2013-14 total of 51 goals, but he should maintain his pace thus far and end up with around 40 markers.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 5 - 12:30 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and an assist in Washington's 4-3 win over Florida on Sunday afternoon.

Ovechkin's second period goal on the power play opened the scoring in the game. He also added an assist on rookie Andre Burakovsky's game-winning goal. The 29-year-old dished out three hits and took three shots on goal in the game. Ovechkin also forced Roberto Luongo from the game, after he hit the Panthers' goaltender when he came out to play the puck. It didn't look like Ovechkin intentionally ran him over. There was no penalty on the play.
Jan 4 - 6:02 PM

Alex Ovechkin generated a goal and an assist in Washington's 3-2 win against Chicago on Thursday afternoon.

He also registered four shots and four hits in the match. Ovechkin has 18 goals and 32 points in 37 games this campaign to go with a league-leading 183 shots
Jan 1 - 4:40 PM

High-scoring forward Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in the Washington Capitals' 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders on Long Island Monday night.

Ovechkin' assist, his 13th of the season, came after he sent Nicklas Backstrom in alone on a breakaway. Backstrom scored his 12th goal of the season and it brought the Caps to within a goal of the Isles in the third period. Ovechkin then tied the game at 3-3 with 2:41 left in the third when he collected the puck after Backstrom won a faceoff in the Islanders' zone. Ovechkin found the net with a wrist shot from the bottom of the left circle. Backstrom was credited with his 26th assist of the season and Ovechkin delivered his 17th goal. Eric Fehr (10th) notched Washington's other goal.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 10:31:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin came out firing on Saturday as he had 10 shots on goal.

Ovechkin fired 18 shots with five being blocked and three more were shot wide. The NHL's leader in shots on goal, Ovechkin now has 173 this season. He also has 16 goals and 28 points this season.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:03:00 AM

Alex Ovechkin recorded a power play goal, but it wasn't enough for the Capitals to prevent a 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.

Ovie's 16th of the season was also his seventh with the man advantage and he rounded out his night by adding two penalty minutes, six shots on goal and eight hits to his stat line. Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored for Washington in the loss while John Carlson notched a pair of assists.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 11:23:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of goals for the Capitals in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Lightning.

The goals bring his season total to 14 and were accompanied by seven shots on goal and four hits in an all-around solid fantasy performance. Troy Brouwer, Brooks Laich and Matt Niskanen also scored goals for Washington in the win while Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson each amassed two assists.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 11:17:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin will not have a hearing with the NHL for his hit on Leo Komarov on Saturday.

Ovechkin delivered a high-hit on Komarov, but won't be suspended for his actions. There is still a chance he could receive a fine, but fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief that he won't miss any games.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 01:07:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in Washington's 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Islanders.

Both of Ovechkin's goals came on the power play. The 29-year-old has 11 goals and 20 points in 21 games this season. Ovechkin has registered over a point-per-game in eight of his nine NHL seasons and he should reach that mark again this season. If he stays healthy, he's a good bet to hit 80 points. Six of Ovechkin's 11 goals have been scored on the man-advantage.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin was back on the ice for Wednesday's morning skate and he'll play against the Islanders.

He took part fully in the session after leaving Tuesday's practice early because of an upper-body ailment. Coach Barry Trotz called Ovechkin a game-time call, but he expects him to play.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Eric Fehr
6Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7John Erskine
8Jack Hillen
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters