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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
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Alex Ovechkin's hat trick pushed him into the league lead in goals.
Ovechkin has 34 goals in 51 games to Patrick Kane's 33 markers in 58 contests. Ovechkin has already won the Rocket Richard Trophy in each of the last three years, bringing his total wins of the goal scoring title to five. Feb 12 - 11:36 AM

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Alex Ovechkin tricked the Wild with three goals in the second period of Washington's 4-3 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night.

Ovie scored goals No. 32, 33 and 34 and collected his 48th point through 51 games so far. The Great Eight has eight goals in his past eight games.
Feb 11 - 11:40 PM

Another impressive milestone was reached when Alex Ovechkin potted his 30th goal of the season in Sunday's 3-2 win over Philadelphia.

Make that 11 straight seasons to begin his illustrious career with at least 30 goals, only Wayne Gretzky (13) and Mike Gartner (15) have accomplished the feat. Might as well start creating Ovie's Hall of Fame plaque now.
Feb 7 - 5:54 PM

Alex Ovechkin (lower body) will play on Thursday.

Ovechkin skipped the All-Star Game so that he could rest in the hopes that it would help him deal with a nagging injury. The NHL's policy is that if you refuse to play in the All-Star Game, regardless of the reason, then you must miss at least one game following the break, so that kept Ovechkin out of Tuesday's contest.
Feb 3 - 1:40 PM

Alex Ovechkin (lower body) expected to be ready to play Thursday.

He still isn't fully recovered from a lower-body injury yet, which prevented him from playing in the All-Star Game, but he did practice Monday. Ovechkin isn't eligible to play on Tuesday because of a one-game suspension for missing the All-Star weekend.
Feb 1 - 3:56 PM

Alex Ovechkin (undisclosed) isn't expected to miss any time beyond his mandatory absence on Feb. 2.

Ovechkin is skipping the All-Star Game to rest a nagging injury and the league is forcing him to miss the first contest after the break as a result. The Capitals feel that the cost of losing him for a game is still worth letting him heal, but it appears whatever he has isn't substantial enough to keep him out longer than that.
Jan 28 - 5:06 PM

Alex Ovechkin will sit out of the All-Star Game to rest a nagging injury.

Ovechkin will be forced to miss Washington's first game back on Feb. 2 as punishment for declining the NHL's invitation to play in the game. That's a price the Capitals are willing to pay though. "Would I like to have Ovi in Nashville? Absolutely," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. "But you have to think about the big picture. The big picture for my ownership, my general manager, the players in our room, our team, and our fans is that we have to make the right decision."
Jan 28 - 11:36 AM

Alex Ovechkin netted a power-play goal in Washington's 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.

The 500-goal milestone is in the rear view mirror for Ovechkin, but each goal he scores still has some historical context. Sunday's marker was the 502nd goal of his career, putting him in a tie for 41st place on the all-time list with Joe Mullen. Just ahead of him are Peter Bondra (503 goals) and Jean Beliveau (507 goals).
Jan 18 - 9:36 AM

The NHL has given Alex Ovechkin the first star of the week.

He produced five goals on 21 shots in four games to take the honor. Ovechkin became the fifth-fastest player in NHL history to reach the 500-goal milestone on Sunday versus Ottawa. He accomplished the feat slower than Wayne Gretzky (575 GP), Mario Lemieux (605 GP), Mike Bossy (647 GP) and Brett Hull (693 GP), but he is in elite company.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 11 - 1:40 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored his 500th and 501st career goals in Sunday's 7-1 win over Ottawa.

Ovechkin hit the 500 mark at the 16:19 mark of the second period to give the Capitals a 5-1 lead. He added his second goal of the game at the 9:46 mark of the third frame. The 30-year-old became the fifth-fastest player to hit the 500-goal mark and the first Russian to accomplish the feat. He has 26 goals and 39 points in 41 games this season. You can watch Ovechkin's milestone goal by clicking the link below.
Jan 10 - 9:58 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers.

Ovechkin opened the scoring late in the first period after Dan Girardi committed a brutal turnover in the Rangers zone. The Great Eight went on to add the overtime winner after teammate Nate Schmidt made a great save in overtime. Ovechkin is now one goal away from hitting the 500 mark. He has 24 goals and 37 points in 40 games in 2015-16.
Jan 9 - 4:02 PM

Alex Ovechkin buried a slick wrister on Thursday night for his 497th NHL goal, which also stood as the game winner in Washington's 4-1 win over the New York Islanders.

Ovechkin is now three goals away from becoming the 43rd player in NHL history to score 500 career goals. The 30-year-old, who has 22 goals and 35 points in 39 games this season, also became the first player this season to record 200 shots on goal.
Jan 7 - 10:10 PM

Alex Ovechkin raised his newest goal streak to three games on Thursday night.

Three games, 20 shots on net, four goals, including one tonight during Washington's 4-2 loss to Carolina. Ovechkin now has 21 goals on the season through 36 games. At this rate, he may reach yet another 50-goal season, which would be his sixth career such season. Either way, Father Time still has no claim on Ovechkin and it's wonderful.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 09:40:00 PM

Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin scored his 18th goal of the season as the Capitals blanked the Sabres 2-0 in Buffalo Monday night.

It was the Caps' eighth consecutive victory. Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie drew assists on Ovechkin's goal, giving Backstrom 22 on the season and Oshie 10. Jay Beagle also produced a goal for Washington, his sixth of the season. Tom Wilson recorded his ninth assist on the Beagle goal. The Caps scored both of their goals in the second period. Buffalo visits Washington Wednesday night.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 09:56:00 PM

Alex Ovechkin looked to be all right after taking teammate Matt Niskanen's shot on his arm Saturday.

Ovechkin finished the game and that had to be a good sign. "I don’t have an update on it, but he finished the game, so I’m assuming he’ll be okay," coach Barry Trotz said. "Might be a little sore. I don’t know if it required stitches or anything like that. It was a good block though." It looks like Ovechkin has escaped injury but look here for updates.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 11:06:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Mike Richards
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