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Alex Ovechkin | Winger | #8

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
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Alex Ovechkin picked up a goal and two assists in Friday's 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Ovechkin registered an assist on Lars Eller's first-period goal. He then added a goal of his own to give the Capitals a 2-1 lead less than 30 seconds into the second frame. Ovechkin also helped set up Jay Beagle's game-winning goal with two seconds left in regulation. The Russian sniper finished the night with a plus-2 rating and three shots on goal in 22:34 of ice time. The Caps captain has 12 points in his last seven games. He's up to 28 goals and 49 points in 45 games this season. Jan 12 - 11:03 PM

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Alex Ovechkin has been named the captain of Team Metropolitan for the 2018 All-Star Game.

Ovechkin is heading to the event for the seventh time. He's having another tremendous season with 27 goals and 46 points in 43 games.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 10 - 4:23 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 27th goal of the season Sunday.

The lead was temporary as Nikita Kucherov scored on Sunday night to tie Ovie at 27. Ovechkin also had an assist in the win over the Blues and is up to 45 points this season. The 32-year-old is a must start needless to say.
Jan 8 - 9:07 AM

Alexander Ovechkin scored two goals in a 5-4 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Ovechkin forced a turnover before using a forehand, backhand move midway through the third period to tie the game. He then sealed the victory with a powerful wrister for his league leading 26th of the season and his 43rd point in 41 games. The 32-year-old forward has become the fourth player in NHL history to score at least 25 goals in his first 13 seasons in the league. Dmitry Orlov, Alex Chiasson and Devante Smith-Pelly also scored in the win.
Jan 2 - 11:02 PM

Alexander Ovechkin recorded three assists in Washington's a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

Ovechkin has registered three points or more in a game six times this season. The Great Eight assisted on goals by Christian Djoos, Matt Niskanen and John Carlson in the victory. The Caps also got goals from Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom in the contest. Ovechkin has 24 goals, which ties him with Anders Lee and Nikita Kucherov for the league lead, and 41 points in 38 games.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 11:00:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals failed to score in a 1-0 shootout loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

Ovechkin continues to trail Nikita Kucherov for the goal-scoring lead in the NHL. He's only one goal behind his fellow Russian compatriot at 23, and still has 37 points in 38 games this season.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:04:00 AM

Alexander Ovechkin scored 23rd goal of the season in overtime of a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

Ovechkin continues to go back-and-forth with Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov for the league's goalscoring lead. Ovi's OT winner now gives him 23 on the year, which ties him with Kucherov atop the leaderboard. The Caps got goals from Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov, clawing back from a 2-0 deficit, before Ovi's winner. Ovechkin has 23 goals and 37 points in 34 games.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 11:55:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins.

Ovechkin helped set up Nicklas Backstrom's power play goal in the second period that gave the Caps a 2-1 lead at the time. The Russian winger then added an empty-netter in the final minutes of the game. Ovechkin now has 22 goals and 35 points in 33 games this season. Jakub Vrana and Alex Chiasson (twice) also found the back of the net for the Capitals in this one.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 10:33:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin's point streak reached four games on Friday.

Ovechkin registered an assist in the Capitals' 4-2 win over the Rangers. He has 21 goals and 33 points in 30 contests this season, which puts him in a tie for 11th place in the NHL's scoring race.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 05:59:00 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and three assists in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Ovechkin picked up a primary assist on Nicklas Backstrom's first-period goal before adding one of his own less four minutes later. He also nabbed assists on goals by Brett Connolly and Evgeny Kuznetsov. The 32-year-old finished the game with a plus-3 rating, two penalty minutes and six shots on goal in 16:55 of ice time. The Russian sniper has now racked up seven points in his last three games. Ovechkin is up to 21 goals and 32 points in 29 games this season.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 11:25:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.

The goal was the 578th of Ovechkin's career, which allowed him to pass Mark Recchi for 20th on the all-time list. His tally gave the Caps a 2-0 lead in the second period. Ovechkin also registered the primary assist on Brett Connolly's power play goal later on in the frame. Ovechkin has 20 goals and 28 points in 28 games this season.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 09:50:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal in Monday night's game against the San Jose Sharks. He is now 20th all-time in goals scored.

Ovechkin's goal was also his league-leading 20th of the year. His career tally is now at 578.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 08:18:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin needs one goal in order to take sole possession of 20th all-time among NHL goal scorers.

Ovechkin is currently tied for the 2017-18 season lead in goals at 19 with fellow Russian Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The sniper also has six goals in his last five games. Ovechkin's career goal total is at 577, tied with Hall of Famer Mark Recchi.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 06:34:00 PM

Alexander Ovechkin scored his 19th goal of the year in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Ovechkin is tied with Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov for the league goal-scoring lead. He has tallied six goals in his last five games and has 26 points in 27 matches this campaign.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 09:50:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin has been named the third star of the week for the period ending Nov. 26.

Ovechkin netted five goals in four games. That includes his 20th career hat trick in a win over Toronto on Saturday. Ovechkin leads the league with 18 goals in 25 games this year.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 06:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Taylor Chorney
6Christian Djoos
7Madison Bowey
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer