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Alex Ovechkin | Winger | #8

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 239
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Capitals GM Brian MacLellan wants to keep taking pressure off of Alex Ovechkin.
"I think for him, it's our job is to surround him with a little more depth, so there's not the pressure," MacLellan said. "I think he can play a lot more if he doesn't feel that pressure that he needs to win the games. As [Evgeny Kuznetsov] gets better, as [Andre] Burakovsky gets better — I think he really enjoyed playing with [T.J.] Oshie. I mean, that takes a lot of the pressure off him, offensively, and I think he can play longer given a good team, a deep team." He won the Rocket Richard Trophy after leading the league with 50 goals, but he finished behind Kuznetsov in scoring. That's a good sign that depth is being built even though Kuznetsov struggled to produce in the playoffs. He was also named a finalist for Mark Messier's NHL Leadership Award and MacLellan believes that Ovechkin reached another level in his leadership ability. May 18 - 4:13 PM

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Alex Ovechkin has agreed to play for Team Russia in the 2016 World Championships.

Ovechkin will be representing Russia in the Worlds for the 12th time. He has gold medals from Russia's victories in 2008, 2012, and 2014.
May 11 - 12:07 PM

Alex Ovechkin is proud of his team despite the Capitals' disappointing finish.

"I don’t know what to say, to be honest with you," Ovechkin said. "It’s a great group of guys. We lose. Obviously, I’m proud of my team. We tried to bounce back. We almost did. The character of this group is huge. It sucks when you lose with this team." While Washington has endured a lot of seasons where they looked strong in the regular season only to come up well short in the playoffs, it really did look like this year might be different. And in some ways it was. It's true that this was yet another second round exit for Washington, but Pittsburgh was a formidable opponent and Washington overcame a 3-0 deficit in Game 6 to force overtime, even if the Capitals ultimately came up short. With all that being said though, Ovechkin will turn 31 in September and still hasn't come close to winning the Cup. He had a great series and deserves a lot of credit for his efforts, but you have to wonder how many more good opportunities he'll get to go all the way.
May 11 - 10:53 AM

Alex Ovechkin picked up a pair of assists in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins in Game 6.

After another successful regular season, Ovechkin and the Capitals will be heading home early. The Capitals battled back from a 3-0 deficit in the second period before Pens forward Nick Bonino scored the overtime winner. Ovechkin picked up assists on power play goals by T.J. Oshie (3-1) and John Carlson (3-3). The 30-year-old finishes the postseason with five goals and 12 points in 12 games.
May 10 - 11:39 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored his 13th career playoff power play goal Saturday to tie Peter Bondra for the all-time lead among Washington Capitals.

Ovechkin will look to become the career leader for the Capitals on Tuesday when the Capitals and Penguins faceoff in Game 6. Ovechkin now has five goals and 10 points in 11 playoff matches after a 50 goal, 71 point regular season.
May 8 - 10:42 AM

Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist as the Capitals defeated the Penguins 3-1 in Game 5 on Saturday night.

The Capitals needed their best players to step up and that’s what they got Saturday, though they’ll need it two more times as they trail 3-2 in the series. Ovechkin scored the game’s first goal on the power play, then he followed it up with an assist on T.J. Oshie’s power play marker. Oshie also had an assist. Justin Williams picked up his second goal of the postseason. Braden Holtby made 30 saves.
May 7 - 10:14 PM

Alex Ovechkin, John Tavares and Shea Weber were named finalists for the Mark Messier Leadership Award

The 50-goal scorer hit that milestone for the seventh time in 2015-16 as the Capitals won the Presidents' Trophy with a franchise record 56 wins. The winner will be chosen at the NHL Awards on June 22 in Las Vegas.
May 4 - 7:43 PM

Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin scored his fourth goal and added his fourth assist of the postseason during the Capitals' 3-2 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh Monday night.

Ovechkin cut the Pens' lead to 3-1 with his goal at 9:02 of the third period. He assisted on a goal by Justin Williams (first of the postseason) at 19:04 but the Caps couldn't come back in the final minute and now trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven, second-round series. Game 4 goes Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
May 2 - 11:58 PM

Alex Ovechkin registered an assist in the Capitals' 4-3 overtime win against Pittsburgh Thursday night.

Ovechkin now has three goals and six points in seven playoff games. Over the course of his career he's scored 39 goals and 76 points in 79 postseason contests.
Apr 29 - 11:13 AM

Alex Ovechkin believes his team is ready to take a "big step" forward.

The Capitals will have the tough task of knocking off the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round, but the Russian sniper believes his team can get it done. "It's going to be very interesting and a very important challenge for us because I think we're ready to take a big step and we have to beat Pittsburgh," Ovechkin said. "We're going to try our best. This team is ready and I think everybody can't wait until Game 1 starts." The first game of the series will be played on Thursday night.
Apr 26 - 9:13 PM

Alex Ovechkin registered an assist in the Capitals' series-winning 1-0 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday.

Ovechkin finished the first round series with three goals and five points in six contests. He now has 39 goals and 75 points in 78 career postseason games.
Apr 25 - 7:19 AM

Alex Ovechkin thinks the Capitals and the Penguins meeting in the playoffs is good for the NHL.

"Great team obviously," Ovechkin said of the Penguins. "It's gonna be good for the league, for the fans and for us. It's going to be an interesting match." The Penguins and Capitals haven't met in the playoffs since 2009.
Apr 24 - 5:18 PM

Alex Ovechkin had eight shots on goal in Friday's 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5.

Ovechkin's eight shots were a game-high (no one else had more than five). He also dished out eight hits, but he and his teammates weren't able to solve Michal Neuvirth. The Capitals, who once seemed to be in complete control of this series, now hold a slim 3-2 lead. One more win would get the job done, but that won't be easy now that the Flyers seem to have a hot goalie and some momentum. Game 6 will be played in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Apr 22 - 10:03 PM

Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist in Washington's 6-1 victory over Philadelphia in Game 3 on Monday.

Ovechkin's first marker of the night was the game-winning goal. With that the Capitals hold a 3-0 series lead in the first round. John Carlson was another major contributor with a goal and two assists. Jay Beagle, Marcus Johansson, and Evgeny Kuznetsov accounted for the other three goals. Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie, and Justin Williams each registered two assists.
Apr 18 - 10:03 PM

Alex Ovechkin netted a goal for the Capitals, who won 4-1 on Saturday night against the Flyers.

The win gave the Capitals a 2-0 first-round series lead. Ovechkin scored a power-play goal with 2:39 left in the second period to boost the Caps’ lead to 3-1. The Capitals captain has a remarkable 37 goals and 71 points in 74 career playoff games. He also had five shots, so he has 344 in his playoff career. Nicklas Backstrom (goal, two assists), Jason Chimera and John Carlson got the other goals.
Apr 17 - 12:16 AM

Depth Charts

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