Alex Ovechkin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ovechkin on Trotz leaving Capitals: ‘It’s sad but it’s business’

    Sportsnet "Alex Ovechkin says he was surprised by Barry Trotz’s decision to resign as head coach of the Washington Capitals but he’s grateful for their time spent together. “It’s hard when it happened right away, you know?” Ovechkin said in an interview with..." June 21

  • Ovechkin received 13 of 18 1st-place votes for Conn Smythe

    The Score "The Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP was Alex Ovechkin's to lose. After leading all players in postseason goals, the Washington Capitals captain received 13 of a possible 18 first-place votes, the Professional Hockey Writers..." June 12

  • Alex Ovechkin went to bed with the Stanley Cup

    Larry Brown Sports "Alexander Ovechkin came up short for many years before finally winning his first championship, and there’s no telling when the Washington Capitals star will let the Stanley Cup out of his sight. Ovechkin and his teammates had themselves quite a day with the Cup on Saturday, as..." June 10

  • Stanley Cup win doesn’t erase Alex Ovechkin’s ledger of losing

    New York Post "Alex Ovechkin provided the gravitational pull for his teammates that had been missing in each of his and the Capitals’ nine previous trips to the dance. He, and the notable contribution from Evgeny Kuznetsov, made the difference in the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in its 44-year..." June 09

  • Alex Ovechkin overcame plenty of heartbreak to become a Stanley Cup champion

    Pro Hockey Talk "During Alex Ovechkin’s first year in the NHL he was swimming at the house of Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis. As the boss and his newly-drafted future superstar hung out, Leonsis told Ovechkin that one day they would be celebrating a Stanley Cup..." June 08

  • Alex Ovechkin wins Conn Smythe Trophy after 15 postseason goals

    ESPN "Alex Ovechkin is a Stanley Cup champion at last, and he has another piece of hardware too. The Washington Capitals captain won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs after leading his team with 15 goals this postseason. "It means..." June 08

  • At home in Russia, Alex Ovechkin brings out both love and resentment

    Chicago Tribune "In August 1997, a trio of Russian hockey stars - Igor Larionov, Vyacheslav Fetisov and Vyacheslav Kozlov - brought the Stanley Cup to Red Square, where they hoisted it above their heads to celebrate the NHL title won by their team, the Detroit Red Wings. They..." June 04

  • Barry Trotz praises Alex Ovechkin for 'imposing his will' during playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Alex Ovechkin is two wins away from winning his first Stanley Cup, and in the eyes of his head coach, it couldn’t be more deserved. Ovechkin turned in another exemplary performance during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday evening, scoring his 14th goal from the..." June 03

  • Alex Ovechkin and how the Stanley Cup Final will affect his legacy

    NBC Sports Washington "There is no arguing that Alex Ovechkin is the greatest hockey player in Washington, D.C. history. But what takes place in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final could ultimately determine his legacy as one of the all-time greats. Or one of the all-time greats to never win a..." June 01

  • Ovechkin on Cup Final: We're playing hockey, not playing in the casino

    The Score "The Washington Capitals will not be tempted by the Las Vegas nightlife. The Capitals descend on Sin City when they open the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night against the Golden Knights. Alex Ovechkin has made it clear the team is focused on one goal. "We're going..." May 26

  • Alex Ovechkin 'emotional' after reaching Cup Final for first time

    ESPN "It finally happened. "We're going to the Stanley Cup Final," Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin said after the Caps' 4-0 Game 7 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. "I think everybody is happy, but we..." May 24

  • Ovechkin: Game 6 vs. Lightning 'probably' most important of my career

    The Score "Monday night's Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Lightning will be new territory for Alex Ovechkin. The Washington Capitals captain - who's playing in his first conference finals - will be looking to help keep his team's Stanley Cup aspirations alive, and admitted it's..." May 21

  • Ovechkin: 'I can't wait' to meet Penguins in playoffs once again

    The Score "Alex Ovechkin is ready. The Washington Capitals' superstar winger scored a pair of goals in Monday's first-round series win over Columbus, and the Metropolitan Division winners are once again set to meet Pittsburgh in Round 2 as a result. Even after being eliminated in each of the past two..." April 24

  • Ovechkin: We're going back to Washington tied

    The Score "The Washington Capitals might find themselves buried in a menacing 2-0 hole against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but Alexander Ovechkin isn't sweating it. In fact, on Tuesday, Ovi reiterated that he expects to head back to D.C. for Game 5 with the series all square - a bold statement given the..." April 17

  • Alex Ovechkin Comes Up Just Short in Valiant Effort for Another 50-Goal Season

    SI "In the final fading moments of a meaningless final game, Alex Ovechkin was hunched over one knee near the New Jersey Devils net, chest heaving and utterly gassed. He had spent the past 110 consecutive seconds on the ice, a monstrous shift logged for a worthy cause. No NHL player besides Ovechkin..." April 08

  • Ovechkin in lineup for Capitals game against Predators "Alex Ovechkin will be in the lineup when the Washington Capitals play the Nashville Predators on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBCSWA, NHL.TV). Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 46 goals, didn't practice Wednesday and was listed as day to day after he was slow to get up after crashing feet first..." April 05

  • Ovechkin could miss next game for Capitals "Alex Ovechkin sat out practice for the Washington Capitals on Wednesday for maintenance and it is unknown whether the forward will play against the Nashville Predators on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBCSWA, NHL.TV). Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 46 goals, was slow to get up after crashing..." April 04

  • Alex Ovechkin to play in 1,000th NHL game vs. Penguins

    Sporting News "Alex Ovechkin will have another feat to add to his already impressive resume as he is expected to play in his 1,000th career NHL game Sunday against the Penguins. The Capitals left wing will become the first player in franchise history to play in 1,000 games and the first player selected out..." April 01

  • Ovechkin becomes 4th-fastest player to score 600 career goals

    The Score "Alex Ovechkin didn't need long to hit the 600-goal plateau Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets, following up his first-period marker with the milestone goal early in the second. The Washington Capitals star became the 20th player, and fourth-fastest in league history, to hit the 600 mark." March 12

  • Ovechkin joins elite company with 9th 40-goal season

    USA Today "Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL history to compile nine seasons with 40 or more goals in a season with a tally in the first period of Saturday’s Stadium Series game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Ovechkin one-timed a..." March 04

  • Matt Calvert ejected for butt-ending Alex Ovechkin

    Pro Hockey Talk "There was some chaos in first period of Tuesday’s Capitals-Blue Jackets game in Columbus. First, the Blue Jackets jumped all over the Capitals with four goals in the opening frame, including one from one of their recent trade deadline acquisitions, veteran center Mark Letestu. That offensive..." February 27

  • Alex Ovechkin takes shot at NHL commissioner Gary Bettman over Olympics

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of Olympic hockey looks a lot different in PyeongChang than it looked four years ago, and that is largely because the NHL decided it will not allow its players to compete in the Winter Games. Something tells us Alex Ovechkin is still a little bitter about that. Ovechkin, who has..." February 14