Alex Ovechkin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Alex Ovechkin opens up about brother’s death, early NHL days

    Yahoo! Sports "The Washington Capitals open their season on Saturday night against the New Jersey Devils. And in case you want to feel ancient today, we regret to inform you that it’s Alex Ovechkin’s 11th (!!!) season in the National Hockey League. Doesn’t it seem like it was yesterday when a Russian..." October 10

  • Alex Ovechkin Engaged to Model Nastya Shubskaya

    The Big Lead "Alex Ovechkin appears to be engaged again. Ovi posted the above picture to Instagram a couple days ago showing his girlfriend, Russian model Nastya Shubskaya, wearing a ring with the caption “she said yes.”" September 15

  • Ovechkin will ‘definitely’ go to South Korea for 2018 Winter Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Ovechkin is vowing to represent Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, whether the NHL commits to sending players or not. “The same situation was with the [2014] Sochi Games, they said NHL could not be allowed to come,” Ovechkin told reporters Wednesday, per..." August 19

  • Capitals owner wants Stanley Cup for Ovechkin "Last season, the Washington Capitals were one win away from the Eastern Conference Final. The season before that they failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Captain Alex Ovechkin, who led the NHL last season with 53 goals, will turn 30 in September and is entering his 10th season...." July 12

  • Capitals' Ovechkin collects Maurice Richard Trophy "Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin claimed his third consecutive and fifth career Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the League's goal-scoring leader, adding to the ones he earned in 2007-08, 2008-09, 2012-13 and 2013-14. Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL history to record six..." June 25

  • Alex Ovechkin only cares about team success

    ESPN "There’s never a dull moment when it comes to Alex Ovechkin, who was sporting a new Washington Capitals jersey, ball cap and matching shoes on Tuesday. Nominated for the Hart Trophy -- he’s already won it three times but is a long shot this year with Montreal netminder Carey Price the odds-on..." June 24

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    Alex Ovechkin will join team Russia at the #IIHFWorlds tomorrow #Caps

  • Ovechkin to represent Russia at 2015 IIHF World Championship

    Capitals Today "Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will represent Russia at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic. Ovechkin will travel this afternoon and will join the team prior to their semifinal game against the United States on Saturday, May 16 at O2 Arena. Ovechkin, 29, will..." May 14

  • Ovechkin stands by guarantee, doesn’t ‘care what everybody thinks’

    CSN Washington "Alex Ovechkin plays the game of hockey like an untamed bull, so it should come as no surprise that on Tuesday he did not back down from his prediction that the Capitals would come back to win their playoff series against the New York Rangers with a victory in Game 7 Wednesday night in New..." May 13

  • Trotz 'loves' Ovechkin's bold prediction

    CSN Washington "Twenty-one years ago Mark Messier stood in front of cameras and microphones and guaranteed a New York Rangers victory in Game 6 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals. The next night he recorded a hat trick to lead the Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Meadowlands, tying..." May 12

  • Price, Benn, Ovechkin named Lindsay Award finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dallas captain Jamie Benn, Washington captain Alex Ovechkin and Montreal goalie Carey Price have been named the nominees for this year’s Ted Lindsay Award, presented annually to the league’s Most Outstanding Player as voted by the players." May 06

  • Rangers’ McDonagh reveals way to stop Ovechkin’s go-to move

    New York Post "Here’s the thing about the Rangers shutting down the Capitals’ potent one-two punch of Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom: They’ve already done this. “Sometimes it comes down to their top guys and us shutting them down,” goalie Henrik Lundqvist said after Wednesday’s practice. “That’s what we..." April 30

  • Ovechkin, Price, Tavares voted Hart Trophy finalists "Forward Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and forward John Tavares of the New York Islanders are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team," the..." April 30

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

  • Capitals' Ovechkin becomes 6th player in NHL history to record six 50-goal seasons

    The Score "Alex Ovechkin joined some of the game's greatest goal-scorers with his sixth career 50-goal season after scoring in the first period of Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Washington Capitals captain now has as many 50-goal campaigns as Marcel Dionne, Guy Lafleur and Mario..." April 01

  • Alex Ovechkin game time decision on Thursday with lower body injury

    CBS Sports "Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin will be a game time decision on Thursday night for their game against the Minnesota Wild as he deals with a lower body injury according to the team. He did not participate in the team's morning skate. Ovechkin is currently tied with teammate Nicklas..." March 05

  • Ovechkin under fire from beer-tossing Pens fan

    CSN Washington "Less than 10 hours after defending himself against diving accusations, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was back in the court of public opinion after his unpenalized slash to the back of Kris Letang’s right ankle drew the ire of Penguins fans, one of whom apparently dumped a beer on Ovechkin’s head..." February 18

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    Shelly Anderson @_ShellyAnderson

    Ovechkin on Getzlaf's claim he dove: "Maybe he's jealous ... I'm not a diver."

  • Alex Ovechkin’s All-Star car to be raffled off to benefit special hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "We now know why Alex Ovechkin wanted a car so badly during All-Star weekend last month. Ovechkin’s new car will now be raffled off by the American Special Hockey Association, which was created in 2000 for players with developmental disabilities. The idea for raffling off the car came after the..." February 10

  • Older Alex Ovechkin makes changes on, off ice

    USA Today "Alex Ovechkin's boyhood memories of hockey on frozen Russian lakes and ponds are like a snow globe, lightly shaken. "Of course, every hockey player plays outdoors when they are young," he tells USA TODAY Sports. "Happy times with your friends." Ovechkin looks to Thursday's Winter Classic..." January 01

  • Balanced scoring without Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom ‘a great sign’ for Caps

    Washington Post "For the second time this season, defenseman Karl Alzner scored a goal, a feat unto itself since the calendar had not yet turned before Alzner matched his career high. The tying score came Thursday night, when Alzner gathered a loose puck near the offensive blue line, tiptoed around a flailing..." December 20

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    Adam Vingan @AdamVingan

    Trotz is unsure, however, if Ovechkin will play. Brooks Laich and Mike Green are both out. #Caps

  • Alex Ovechkin becomes Capitals all-time points leader

    USA Today "He’s been one of the NHL’s most dominant offensive forces in the last decade, and now Alexander Ovechkin has a major franchise record to prove it. The 2004 first-round draft choice of the Washington Capitals became the team’s all-time points leader Tuesday night, when he tallied an assist on..." November 05

  • Ovechkin's pointless streak hits five games

    CSN Washington "Alex Ovechkin has been through a pair of nine-game goal-less streaks during his NHL career, but until Wednesday night he had never gone five straight regular season games without a point. He has now. Ovechkin managed to get seven of his 13 shot attempts on goal, but Detroit Red Wings..." October 31

  • Alex Ovechkin back at left wing as Capitals open camp under new coach Barry Trotz

    The Hockey News "Barry Trotz says "there's no coach on the planet" who can teach what Alex Ovechkin does when playing left wing. The new Washington Capitals coach on Friday explained his rationale for moving the three-time league MVP back to the left side. Ovechkin led the NHL with 51 goals playing mostly on..." September 20

  • Alex Ovechkin Capitals’ offseason changes a ‘wake-up call’

    Washington Post "Alex Ovechkin returned to town on Wednesday, and by Thursday the autograph-seekers arrived at Kettler Iceplex. Herds of special-needs children, hosted by the Capitals captain, participated in an early afternoon skate. They posed for a massive group picture and chanted “Ovi, Ovi,” and when Ovechkin..." September 13

  • Will Alex Ovechkin face Putin backlash in America?

    Yahoo! Sports "In New York’s East Village, steps away from a 24-hour Ukrainian diner that serves up pierogi as addictive as crack rock, is something a little less comforting: a memorial, adorned with the blue and gold flag of my ancestors, created in February to mourn those who died in the nation’s internal..." September 02

  • Alex Ovechkin on plus/minus being overrated, asking Putin for cars and Barry Trotz

    Yahoo! Sports "Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals spoke with Pavel Lysenkov of SovSport recently for another wide-ranging interview, one that covered everything from his injury at the world championships to asking Vladimir Putin for cars as gifts for his teammates to dealing with another new coach in..." August 08

  • Maria Kirilenko says she ended her engagement to Alex Ovechkin

    Washington Post "One of D.C.’s great power couples is no more. The press service of the Russian Tennis Federation announced Sunday that Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and Russian tennis pro Maria Kirilenko have broken off their engagement. R-Sport reported the sad news with a quote from Kirilenko. “I have decided..." July 21

  • On the "Blessing in Disguise" of an Ovechkin Defection to Russia

    Japers' Rink "Last summer Ilya Kovalchuk dropped a bomb on the NHL community (this time off the ice) when he retired from the NHL, giving up a lucrative contract in the process, and returned to Russia to play in the KHL (for another lucrative contract). His decision - which the structure of his contract..." May 30

  • Alex Ovechkin does throat slash, parties with Vladimir Putin after worlds win

    Yahoo! Sports "Seeing how Alex Ovechkin reacts to winning anything – even the IIHF world championships – makes us a little sad that we haven’t seen the Washington Capitals star hoist the Stanley Cup or capture Olympic gold. Because, in the words of hockey’s most celebrated poet: “Is party now..." May 27

  • Ovechkin, Malkin score as Russia finishes dominant worlds with gold

    CBS Sports "Russia might have had a disappointing showing at the Olympics in Sochi this year but they made up for it in a small way with a dominant showing at the IIHF World Championships. The Russians, with loads of NHL talent including Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Sergei Bobrovsky, completed a..." May 25

  • Ovechkin cleared to play against France on Thursday

    CSN Washington "Depending on your perspective, the good news out of Belarus this morning is that Alex Ovechkin is back in the lineup for today's quarterfinal game between Russia and France in the IIHF World Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Ovechkin, who appeared to suffer a right knee injury on Sunday when he..." May 22

  • Alex Ovechkin's injury at Worlds not believed to be serious

    CBS Sports "Disaster may have been averted at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, as the apparent injury sustained by Alex Ovechkin in Russia's preliminary-round game against Germany is not believed to be serious. ccording to Russian team staff, Ovechkin underwent an MRI Sunday after taking..." May 19

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    Slava Malamud @SlavaMalamud

    Alex Ovechkin is back in the team hotel. Walking on his own, no crutches, but limping. Team doctor says it's "better than expected" #Caps

  • Should Ovechkin play right wing or left wing?

    CSN Washington "Now that Adam Oates and his right-left obsession have left town, is Alex Ovechkin a right wing or left wing? When Oates interviewed for the job of Capitals head coach two summers ago he laid out his plan to resurrect the career of Ovechkin, who was coming off a career-low 65-point season as a..." May 08

  • Moscow Dynamo would be likely landing spot for Alex Ovechkin if he chose to bolt for KHL

    Edmonton Journal "If Alex Ovechkin ever thought of hiking off to the KHL down the road, it could land with the Moscow Dynamo, for whom he’s an adviser. The club is owned by billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, who used to spar at judo with Russian president Vladimir Putin when they were kids. - Longtime Edmonton Oilers..." April 22

  • Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin under fire again

    Washington Post "No matter how a Washington Capitals season ends, who the coach is, how the roster is constructed or which way the team is trying to play, the majority of the criticism levied upon the organization is directed toward Alex Ovechkin. Nine seasons into his NHL career, there’s no one more aware of..." April 19

  • Ovechkin would have to negotiate out of current deal to head to KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world last summer when he retired from the NHL and signed with SKA Saint Petersburg in the KHL the following week. Would Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin be next? From TSN: On Thursday’s edition of Insider Trading on the NHL on TSN, (Pierre LeBrun)..." April 12

  • Ovechkin hits milestone with 5th 50-goal season

    CSN Washington "Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season Tuesday night, the fifth time he has reached that mark in his career. He is only the 11th player in NHL history to reach this milestone. For more on Ovechkin's career as well as what this means for the Caps, check out the video above with Chuck..." April 09

  • Ovechkin: 'I think everybody quit on the play'

    CSN Washington "Alex Ovechkin was given a chance on Friday to explain his role on a goal scored by the Dallas Stars on Tuesday in which Stars forward Ray Whitney blew past him in the neutral zone to set up a goal by Dustin Jeffrey. The next day, Capitals coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin “quit on the play” and..." April 05

  • Ovechkin apologizes for Russian Olympic performance

    Pro Hockey Talk "After scoring just once in Sochi and getting bounced in the quarterfinals, Alex Ovechkin apologized for his — and Russia’s — lackluster performance at the Winter Olympics. “I want to say sorry to the fans because it’s once in a lifetime opportunity to represent your country in the Olympics.”..." February 25

  • Ovechkin rejoins Caps after Olympic letdown

    Sportsnet "Alex Ovechkin will resume practice with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday after a disappointing Olympics and a health scare involving his father. Ovechkin and the Russians were eliminated in the quarterfinals at the Winter Games last week. He then learned that his father was having heart..." February 24

  • Alex Ovechkin's dad's has apparent heart attack, return delayed

    CBS Sports "Russia was eliminated from the Olympics on Wednesday but Alex Ovechkin is going to stay in Russia for a while longer with a family emergency. Speaking to the media in Washington on Thursday, Capitals general manager George McPhee said that Ovechkin's father underwent surgery after suffering an..." February 20

  • Ovechkin: ‘It was a pity’ Russia didn’t beat Slovaks in regulation

    Pro Hockey Talk "Three points against Slovakia would’ve given Russia a much better shot at earning a bye to the Olympic quarterfinals, but it could only manage two in a 1-0 shootout victory — a result that Alex Ovechkin says is a slight disappointment. “It was a pity we didn’t win in regulation,” Ovechkin said,..." February 16

  • Jeremy Roenick says you can’t win with Alex Ovechkin

    Washington Post "Jeremy Roenick played for five teams during his 18 seasons in the NHL, so it’s fair to say that he has some level of expertise about the fine folks who strap on skates and play the game. It’s also fair to say that Roenick is not a fan of Alex Ovechkin. Roenick penned a post for his Web site,..." February 08

  • Alex Ovechkin’s 40th goal is the game-winner for Washington

    Washington Post "Forty minutes into Thursday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets, the Washington Capitals didn’t look like a team desperate for points before the NHL’s two-week Olympic break. But after being heavily outshot and facing a one-goal deficit heading into the third period, they came out with a..." February 07

  • Alex Ovechkin on Sochi reports: “Just settle down.”

    Washington Post "In recent days as reporters from North America and all over the world have descended on Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the primary story lines haven’t been about athletes and their quest for gold but whether the Russian resort town on the Black Sea is ready to host the Games. Journalists..." February 06

  • Ovechkin admits being face of Olympics is 'tough'

    CSN Washington "Since the middle of December, Alex Ovechkin has been asked every question under the sun about the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. What’s it like to see your face on a Coke can? How does it feel to be the face of Russia? What will it be like to face teammates Nicklas Backstrom and John..." February 06

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    Katie Carrera @kcarrera

    Alex Ovechkin, as expected, is on the ice for warmups at Bell Center. Mikhail Grabovski is not, he’s out tonight.