Alex Ovechkin 8 | Right Wing

Washington Capitals

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Mon. Apr 14, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Ovechkin finished the season with 51 goals en route to his fourth Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy. Impact: The Great 8 finished with a team-high 79 points in 78 games, 39 of which came on the Capitals' vaunted power-play unit. Of course, much has been made in the media about Ovechkin's ability to compile 51 goals and a minus-35 rating in the same season. His lack of even-strength production at the end of the season is a bit alarming, but no player provides Ovi's blend of goal scoring and hit production. A turbulent offseason likely awaits a Capitals team that has missed the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. However, look for Ovechkin to be a top-five player heading into next season's fantasy drafts.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Ovechkin notched a power-play goal and an assist in Friday's win over Chicago, giving him seven points in the last five games. Impact: Detractors of Ovechkin will note that a handful of these points came in games where the Caps were already eliminated from playoff contention. Despite his abysmal minus rating, Ovechkin has been a boon for owners in leagues which reward shots on goal and power-play points, but there have been stretches where he disappears. Despite his inconsistencies, owners will need to be ready to pay a first-round price for the elite scorer against next fall.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season and added two assists in Tuesday's win at St. Louis. Impact: Ovechkin became the 11th player in league history with at least five seasons of 50-plus goals, though this marks his first such campaign since 2009-10.(STATS, 5:34pm)
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season and contributed two assists in Tuesday's win over the Blues. Impact: This is Ovechkin's fifth 50-goal season, and he's now three points short of his seventh 80-point campaign. He also went plus-1, and is now plus-2 over his last three games (recording five points in that span) as he tries to avoid the dubious distinction of being the first man to lead the NHL in goals while having the league's worst plus-minus. Ovie's now minus-34, while Steve Ott's pushed past him to minus-37.(RotoWire, )
Alex Ovechkin
2013-14 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 230  Age: 28
Born: 9/17/1985, Moscow, USSR
Shoots: right
Drafted: 2004 - Rd 1
(1st overall by the Capitals)
Injury Status
No Current Injury
Depth Chart
1. Troy Brouwer
2. Alex Ovechkin
3. Joel Ward
4. Eric Fehr