Alex Ovechkin RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Ovechkin's jersey from 1st NHL game sells for more than $14K at auction

    SI "The jersey worn by Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin in his first NHL game sold for $14,340 at auction on Thursday. Ovechkin wore the sweater during pre-game warmups and in the first period of his NHL debut against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct 5, 2006. This jersey is..." August 13

  • Capitals refute report Ovechkin could miss World Cup

    Sportsnet "A Washington Capitals representative has denied a report out of Russia suggesting Alex Ovechkin is currently dealing with a lower-body injury that could throw his status for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey into doubt. Capitals public relations representative Sergey Kocharov refuted a reports from..." August 09

  • Alex Ovechkin put on a show rollerblading through the streets of Russia

    Fox Sports "Alex Ovechkin seems to be really enjoying what is left of his offseason. The Washington Capitals star is still hanging out back in his native Moscow, Russia until he reports stateside to strap on the skates, but for now he's in full rollerblade mode. On Sunday, the 30-year-old sniper took to..." August 08

  • Patrik Laine says he'll equal Ovechkin in 5 years

    The Score "One day after proclaiming he should be selected first overall, Patrik Laine continued to talk himself up at the NHL Draft Combine in Buffalo on Saturday. The 18-year-old compared himself to six-time Rocket Richard Trophy-winner Alex Ovechkin, telling TSN's Gino Reda it will take him five years..." June 04

  • The case for trading Alex Ovechkin

    ESPN "Despite leading the league with 120 points, the Washington Capitals have made another second-round exit, which extends their playoff series record to 5-8 since the 2007-08 season. Having failed to advance past round two since the franchise's one and only appearance in the Stanley Cup finals in..." May 19

  • Ovechkin: Preparing for another long offseason is not fun

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Pro football has Dan Marino and Barry Sanders. Pro basketball has Charles Barkley and Karl Malone. Major league baseball has Ted Williams and Ty Cobb. The NHL has Marcel Dionne and … Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is battling like crazy not to be in the fraternity of Hall of Fame athletes..." May 15

  • Don't blame Alex Ovechkin for another Capitals early exit

    The Comeback "If Washington Capitals fans are feeling a bit of deja vu again after another heartbreaking playoff exit, no one would blame them. This was supposed to be the year that those playoff demons would be exorcised. The Caps had a goaltender who tied the NHL record wins in a regular season, they had..." May 15

  • Why Hockey Needs Alex Ovechkin to Lift the Cup

    Vice Sports "Good news for the NHL's public image: Patrick Kane already is out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Alexander Ovechkin is still here. The less said about Kane—and whatever havoc he may wreak on upstate New York this summer—the better. But Ovechkin? He's worth talking about. In fact, if the..." May 05

  • Alex Ovechkin: Penguins Don't Like to Play Physical

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Maybe the Capitals know something the rest of us don’t. Maybe they believe they have the Pittsburgh Penguins right where they want them as they head into Game 4 of their best-of-seven series trailing two games to one. That’s certainly how it sounded inside the visiting locker room of Consol..." May 03

  • Sidney Crosby admits that he doesn't score the way Alex Ovechkin does

    Puck Drunk Love "The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are going to face off in Round 2 of the NHL playoffs, which will set the stage of reigniting the longtime rivalry between Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. While the rivalry has lost steam in recent years, both Crosby and Ovechkin are still..." April 26

  • Crosby: 'I definitely don't have (Ovechkin's) shot or score like he does'

    The Score "The second-round matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals will once again pit two of the game's most polarizing players against one another. Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin will once again do battle, but early on Crosby is making it clear that he isn't out to replicate..." April 25

  • Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are finally meeting in the playoffs again

    CBS Sports "Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin have been the two best players in the NHL for the past decade, but their teams have only met in the playoffs one time (2009) during their careers. Until now. Thanks to the Penguins' first round win over the New York Rangers, and the Capitalsknocking out the..." April 25

  • Alex Ovechkin sounds pretty excited to face the Penguins

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sure, there’s probably a Debbie Downer here or there who will complain about Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. (This post is on the Internet, where you can find a person to complain about virtually anything.) Most hockey fans and..." April 24