Alex Ovechkin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby were ‘best friends’ at the All-Star Game

    Washington Post "During Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin played on the same line as Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. The rivals, who have been compared to one another since they entered the league in 2005, displayed remarkable chemistry for two guys who are supposed to hate each..." January 30

  • Alex Ovechkin gets to 1,001 points in Capitals win "Alex Ovechkin reached 1,000 NHL points with his first of two goals, starting the Washington Capitals on their way to a 5-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center on Wednesday. Ovechkin scored 35 seconds into the first period and 8:06 into the second to give Washington a 2-0..." January 12

  • Alex Ovechkin is on track to break Wayne Gretzky's career goals record

    ESPN "Almost seven years ago, I first wrote that I thought it was possible/plausible that Alex Ovechkin could one day pass Wayne Gretzky's 894 career goals total, which was previously thought to be unreachable. Ovechkin was 24 at the time. Ovechkin was at ESPN to film his "This Is SportsCenter"..." November 29

  • Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin breaks out of his slump at the right time

    ESPN "Ovie is back: Alex Ovechkin snapped a four-game points drought and helped the Washington Capitals to a dominating 7-1 win over the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. Ovechkin was a beast. He scored one goal and used his size, strength and ability, which went unmatched...." November 17

  • Ted Leonsis says he will support Alex Ovechkin if he leaves for Olympics

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The NHL's decision on whether to participate in the 2018 Olympics was made tougher by Alex Ovechkin's vow to play regardless of the NHL's decision. Now Capitals owner Ted Leonsis may have raised the stakes again by vowing to support his captain. It's no secret that the NHL does not want its..." October 09

  • Alex Ovechkin Says He’ll Play in 2018 Olympics, Even if NHL Doesn’t Participate

    The Hockey Writers "Alex Ovechkin told ESPN Thursday that no matter what the NHL decides on the 2018 Olympics, he plans on lacing up for Russia. If the NHL decides not to pause the season for the 2018 Games, he would risk suspension to head to South Korea and play for his country. He said as much prior to the 2014..." September 15

  • Alex Ovechkin named Team Russia captain "The announcement Wednesday that Alex Ovechkin had been selected as captain for Team Russia for the World Cup of Hockey 2016 didn't seem to surprise the players. Some had been expecting it since training camp opened at Yubileyny Sports Palace on Monday. "Is it official now?" asked center..." September 07

  • Alex Ovechkin marries Russian model Nastya Shubskaya

    CBC Sports "Alex Ovechkin will enter his 12th NHL season like no other — as a married man. The 30-year-old Russian superstar recently tied the knot with Russian model Nastya Shubskaya in small, private wedding, informing his 2.26 million Twitter followers and others on Sunday. Next month, Ovechkin will..." August 29