Alex Ovechkin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin is showing no signs of slowing down

    Washington Post "When a then 22-year-old Alex Ovechkin signed a $124 million, 13-year contract extension in 2008 — the first $100 million deal in NHL history — many, including myself, didn’t think it would be a good deal for the Washington Capitals franchise due to how forwards age in the NHL. A study released..." December 18

  • Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin believes Russians should still participate in the Olympics

    Washington Post "Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin said he would support Russian athletes participating in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea, even though the Russian flag and anthem will be absent after the International Olympic Committee decided to ban the Russian federation as punishment for..." December 07

  • Alex Ovechkin has extra-meaningful hat trick in win vs. Toronto

    ESPN "Alex Ovechkin was at his high-scoring best -- again. "Sometimes you are just feeling it," the Russian forward said. Ovechkin had a hat trick to help the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Saturday night. Ovechkin scored two of his three goals in the opening period...." November 26

  • Ovechkin on buying homeless man clothes: ‘Every human can do something’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Every now and then, an athlete will warm your heart with a random act of kindness. In the case of a kind act by Alex Ovechkin in Edmonton, it came down to warmth. As a local cafe first revealed, Ovechkin was seen giving a homeless man clothing. (Ovechkin later revealed that he went to a store..." October 28

  • Barry Trotz thinks Alex Ovechkin will be fine after injury scare at practice

    NBC Sports Washington "Alex Ovechkin limped to the locker room late in Monday’ practice and did not return, but Coach Barry Trotz said he thinks the Caps’ captain is going to be okay. Ovechkin, who is tied for the league lead in goals with 10, was participating in a spirited 2-on-2 battle drill when he got “tangled..." October 23

  • Ovechkin passes Jagr for most regular-season overtime goals "Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals made some more history on Friday. After T.J. Oshie scored the game-tying goal with 1:01 remaining in the third period, Ovechkin became the first NHL player with 20 regular-season overtime goals when he scored at 1:56 of OT to give the Capitals a 4-3..." October 21

  • Ovechkin credits sister-in-law for historic scoring binge "Watch out, NHL. Alex Ovechkin is back. After a down 2016-17 season, the Washington Capitals left wing is scoring goals in bunches again. And he's opened the season at a pace the League hasn't seen in 100 years. Ovechkin equaled his NHL career high with four goals in the Capitals' 6-1 victory..." October 09

  • Alex Ovechkin makes history with 2nd straight hat trick

    Fanrag Sports "Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin accomplished a feat Saturday evening in his team’s game against the Montreal Canadiens that the National Hockey League has not seen since 1917. Ovechkin scored three of the Capitals’ four first-period goals, giving him his second hat trick in as many..." October 08

  • Capitals Coach Barry Trotz wants to see Alex Ovechkin eliminate slashing penalties

    Washington Post "Before the puck dropped to start the third period at Bell Centre on Wednesday night, Alex Ovechkin was talking with two referees on the ice. Both sides had their say, and then Ovechkin returned to the penalty box to finish serving his second slashing penalty of the game. “I asked them, ‘You..." September 22

  • Ovechkin: ‘It sucks’ NHL players won’t be allowed to compete in 2018 Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Ovechkin has been defiant at times that he will compete for Russia in the 2018 Olympic hockey competition. Even into early August, there were reports the Washington Capitals star was still hopeful he was going to South Korea to play for his country. It’s possible NHL players go to the..." September 15

  • Russian hockey head says Alex Ovechkin ‘has to accept’ he won’t play in Olympics

    Washington Post "Despite Alex Ovechkin’s repeatedly stated intention to defy the NHL and represent Russia in the upcoming Winter Olympics, it is looking less and less likely the Washington Capitals captain even will be given the chance to do so. On Wednesday, Vladislav Tretiak, the head of the Russian Hockey..." September 13

  • Thinner Ovechkin arrives early to skate with Capitals teammates "A thinner Alex Ovechkin was skating at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday to prepare for the start of training camp on Sept. 15. The Washington Capitals forward appears to have taken seriously the challenge from management and the coaching staff to get in better condition this offseason and..." August 29

  • Ovechkin on Olympics: 'Always a chance'

    TSN "Alexander Ovechkin said when the NHL announced its decision not to allow players to attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang he would be going anyways. Now, however, the Washington Capitals superstar sounds slightly more subdued in his plans for next February. "We’ll hope I’ll be..." August 08

  • Alex Ovechkin still hoping to represent Russia at 2018 Winter Olympics

    Washington Post "While the NHL has been firm on its position to not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is still hopeful he can represent his native Russia in PyeongChang, South Korea. “We’ll hope I’ll be allowed to participate,” he said in Russian to..." August 07