Alex Ovechkin RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • 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