Alex Ovechkin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby wants Capitals' Alex Ovechkin to set NHL goals record "Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin put pen to paper on a five-year, $47.5 million contract in July that he hopes will allow him to ultimately notch his 895th career NHL goal and surpass living legend Wayne Gretzky (894) as the league's all-time leading..." September 16

  • Inside the negotiations for Alex Ovechkin's five-year, $47.5 million deal

    ESPN "The first time Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis spent meaningful time with Alex Ovechkin was after the 2004-05 NHL lockout. Ovechkin, who had been drafted No. 1 overall by the Caps in 2004, arrived at Leonsis' house to spend a day with the..." August 03

  • Alex Ovechkin eyeing Wayne Gretzky's goal record: 'That's why I wanna play 5 more years'

    The Score "With a brand-new five-year contract in hand, Washington Capitals icon Alex Ovechkin now has his sights set on breaking Wayne Gretzky's all-time goal record. "That's why I wanna play five more years," Ovechkin said, according..." July 29

  • Capitals Re-sign Captain Alex Ovechkin "The Washington Capitals have re-signed captain Alex Ovechkin to a five-year, $47.5 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Ovechkin's contract will carry an average annual value of $9.5 million. Ovechkin - who will enter the..." July 27

  • Alex Ovechkin expected to re-sign with Capitals prior to free agency, GM says "Alex Ovechkin is expected to re-sign with the Washington Capitals before he is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday, general manager Brian MacLellan said Saturday. "I think both parties want the same goal and I think we will get it done by then,"..." July 25

  • Contending Window Quickly Slamming Shut on Capitals and Alex Ovechkin

    Bleacher Report "Three straight first-round exits in the Stanley Cup playoffs would be reason enough for any team to get introspective. The Washington Capitals, on the heels of a 4-1 series dismantling by the Boston Bruins, have to consider why they've failed to embark on a respectable..." May 26

  • Alexander Ovechkin 'confident' on contract extension with Caps

    TSN "Scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency for the first time in his career this summer, Alex Ovechkin said Tuesday he's confident he'll reach a contract extension with the Washington Capitals in the near future. Ovechkin spent this season playing out the last of..." May 25

  • Alexander Ovechkin Snaps on Teammates After 2-OT Loss to Boston

    NBC Washington "As Craig Smith took advantage of a miscommunication by the Capitals to find the back of the net and give the Bruins a double-overtime win over Washington, a wave of anger most likely jolted through anyone who had a rooting interest in the Capitals. Read..." May 20

  • Capitals owner Ted Leonsis ‘not concerned’ about Alexander Ovechkin’s contract status

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis spoke to media on Friday morning and the first topic of interest was Alex Ovechkin’s new contract status. Ovechkin’s contract negotiations have been a hot topic all season, and while there has been no progress, it seems Ted Leonsis is..." May 14

  • Alex Ovechkin to become investor in NWSL's Washington Spirit

    The Score "Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin is set to become an investor in the National Women's Soccer League's Washington Spirit, he confirmed to ESPN's Emily Kaplan. "I think it's important to support women and women's professional..." May 09

  • Alex Ovechkin out again Saturday for Washington Capitals

    Sportsnaut "Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will miss Saturday night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers as he continues to be bothered by a lower-body injury. He took part in the morning skate but will be held out of the game. The Capitals can clinch the No. 1 seed in the East..." May 08

  • Alex Ovechkin remains out for Capitals, won't play against Flyers "Alex Ovechkin will remain out of the lineup for the Washington Capitals against the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Arena on Friday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN1, TVAS, NBCSWA, NBCSP, NHL.TV) because of a lower-body injury. The Capitals forward will sit out for the sixth time in seven..." May 07

  • Alex Ovechkin 'Unlikely' to Play for Capitals vs. Rangers Due to Lower-Body Injury

    Bleacher Report "Washington Capitals coach Peter Laviolette confirmed Alex Ovechkin is "unlikely" to suit up Wednesday against the New York Rangers. Ovechkin, who's battling a lower-body injury, spent just 39 seconds on the ice in Monday's 6-3 victory over the Rangers. He..." May 04

  • Alex Ovechkin ruled out for rest of game after 1 shift upon return from injury

    The Score "Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin won't return against the New York Rangers due to a lower-body injury, the team announced.  The sniper played just one 39 second shift in the opening frame after returning from a four-game absence with a lower-body..." May 03

  • Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson practice, each day to day for Capitals "Alex Ovechkin practiced on Friday for the first time since he sustained a lower-body injury against the New York Islanders on April 22. The forward, who has missed the past three games, was on the ice for about 30 minutes for the optional practice before..." April 30

  • Peter Laviolette saw Daniel Sprong step up in Alex Ovechkin’s absence

    NBC Sports Washington "  Daniel Sprong was a healthy scratch Thursday for the Capitals’ 1-0 shootout win over the New York Islanders, a game that saw Alex Ovechkin sustain a lower-body injury and miss the overtime period. Yet when head coach Peter Laviolette found out he was..." April 27

  • Alex Ovechkin remains out with LBI

    TSN "Caps forward Alex Ovechkin missed practice once again on Tuesday as he remains sidelined day-to-day with a lower-body injury.  Ovechkin and defenceman Justin Schultz, also out with a lower-body injury, will miss Tuesday's game against the New York..." April 27

  • Alex Ovechkin lower-body injury won't to be issue for Capitals in playoffs "Alex Ovechkin remains day to day for the Washington Capitals, but coach Peter Laviolette expressed optimism that the forward's lower-body injury would not linger into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "I don't think it's that big of a deal where people should be..." April 26

  • Alex Ovechkin could be out for Capitals against Islanders "Alex Ovechkin could be out for the Capitals when they visit the New York Islanders on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, MSG+, NBCSWA, NHL.TV). The forward did not take part in the morning skate and did not participate in an optional skate Friday after leaving late in the third period..." April 24

  • Alex Ovechkin not in lineup vs. Islanders due to injury

    The Score "Alex Ovechkin's ascent up the NHL's all-time goals list is on hold for now. The Washington Capitals star is sitting out Saturday's game against the New York Islanders due to a lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day, the..." April 24

  • Alex Ovechkin day-to-day with LBI

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin suffered a lower-body injury late in the third period against the New York Islanders Thursday and is listed as day-to-day by the team. The Capitals are holding an optional practice Friday and will have a morning skate Saturday against the Islanders. " April 23

  • Alex Ovechkin may challenge NHL goals record, Marcel Dionne says "Alex Ovechkin closing in on Marcel Dionne for fifth on the NHL goals list had Dionne pondering the natural question about how high the Washington Capitals forward can climb. "The big talk, and it's going to be very interesting, he's 35 years old, is if he's going..." April 22

  • What will Alex Ovechkin’s next contract look like? 3 scenarios for the Capitals’ captain

    The Athletic "Alex Ovechkin has been eligible to sign a contract extension with the Washington Capitals since July. It hasn’t happened yet, and it’s not exactly clear when it will. Ensuring that the most consequential player in franchise history gets re-signed..." April 10

  • Brandon Dubinsky says he'd take Alex Ovechkin over Sidney Crosby: 'F--- Sid

    The Score "Brandon Dubinsky is not ready to let bygones be bygones regarding his ongoing feud with Sidney Crosby. The longtime NHL center - who's still under contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets but has been on long-term injured reserve and hasn't played since..." April 02