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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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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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Career Stats
YearTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2005WAS8152541062522131305425.122
2006WAS82464692-19521621008392.117
2007WAS826547112284022150011446.146
2008WAS79565411087219271010528.106
2009WAS72505910945891323007368.136
2010WAS7932538524417170011367.087
2011WAS78382765-8261310003303.125
2012WAS483224562361611004220.145
2013WAS78512879-354824150110386.132
2014WAS8153288110582590011395.134

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Marcus Johansson
5Mike Richards
6Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Andre Burakovsky
3Jason Chimera
4Daniel Winnik
5Zach Sill
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
8Mike Weber
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Dan Ellis