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8 Alex Ovechkin LW

Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
97%95%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
33366965018:01
Latest News
  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Tallies assist Wednesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/21/17) Ovechkin recorded an assist and four shots in Wednesday's 4-2 preseason win over Montreal.

    The 32-year-old Russian seemed right at home on a line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Jakub Vrana in what should be one of the more potent offensive units in the league. While he may not attain the lofty 50-goal mark fantasy owners have been accustomed to for much of the past decade, Ovechkin should still be a solid multi-category contributor and one of the first wingers off the board in all formats.

    Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Expected to start season alongside Evgeny Kuznetsov

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/19/17) Head coach Barry Trotz plans to start Ovechkin on a line with Evgeny Kuznetsov, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

    The Caps captain has spent most of his career alongside Nicklas Backstrom, but the emergence of Kuznetsov as a top-tier player gives the Caps as deep a top six as any team in the NHL, so this shouldn't come as a shock. The 32-year-old winger should be a reliable producer no matter who is feeding him pucks, although his age may point to goal totals closer to the 33 he had in 2016-17 than the eye-popping 50-goal seasons he posted earlier in his career. Regardless of who's next to him on Opening Night, the Russian power forward should be one of the first players off the board in all formats.

    Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Slims down ahead of new season

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (8/29/17) Ovechkin has trimmed down in response to GM Brian MacLellan's plea for the star winger to be leaner and faster in the upcoming season, NHL.com reports.

    The Great 8 weighed 239 pounds last season, only to finish with 33 goals -- his lowest scoring output in six years with the exception of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. While his new weight was not revealed, teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov pointed out the change in Ovi's figure as they skated at the team's practice rink in Virginia on Tuesday. The Capitals have lost several key weapons from the blue line -- including prolific power-play quarterback Kevin Shattenkirk to the Rangers -- in addition to venerable forwards Justin Williams and the fleet-footed Marcus Johansson, so the pressure will be on Ovechkin to recapture the scoring touch that's allowed him to claim the Rocket Richard Trophy six times in his career.

    Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Protected from expansion draft

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/17/17) Ovechkin (lower body) is on Washington's protected list, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

    No, the Caps weren't going to let Vegas take their captain and the face of their program. At age 31, Ovechkin failed to crack the 70-point mark in a full season for only the second time in his career. Still, 69 points -- 26 with the man advantage -- is still an incredible year, especially when he added 216 hits and fired 313 shots on goal.

    Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Unlikely to be traded this summer

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/30/17) Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan threw water on the notion that the Capitals might trade Ovechkin this summer, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

    Referring to rumblings among disgruntled Caps fans about trading the 31-year-old winger following another postseason disappointment, the GM said it was not in the organization's best interests to trade the team's captain. While his age and considerable cap hit rightfully raise questions regarding whether he can continue to justify his price tag, there's no doubt that he's still one of the top players in the league. MacLellan is right to be skeptical of the notion that cutting ties with the franchise's all-time leading scorer will somehow improve its future prospects. Unless the team is blown away by an offer or the Russian winger decides he wants to move on, expect him to be a potent scorer once again for the Capitals in 2017-18.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2005-06Washington815254106221350214
2006-07Washington82464692-191608089
2007-08Washington82654711228220110711
2008-09Washington7956541108191100824
2009-10Washington72505910945130701012
2010-11Washington793253852470110612
2011-12Washington78382765-81303069
2012-13Washington4832245621604001
2013-14Washington78512879-3524010021
2014-15Washington815328811025011023
2015-16Washington79502171211908000
2016-17Washington8233366961707001
92155847710358421249505197
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2005-06Washington42512.21751:221959545:3964:46520026
2006-07Washington39211.71746:491982446:4714:35522116
2007-08Washington44614.61895:031752464:1713:06400020
2008-09Washington52810.61815:471694426:5873:25720035
2009-10Washington36813.61569:251420364:044:14893322
2010-11Washington3678.71687:551716354:003:37411018
2011-12Washington30312.51544:251651283:262:01260013
2012-13Washington22014.51002:271026220:303:24360018
2013-14Washington38613.21602:321700392:460:59480024
2014-15Washington39513.41646:241816309:161:25580029
2015-16Washington39812.61604:221714339:250:18531024
2016-17Washington31310.51506:011737305:212:14500025
454112.319372:32201674452:29184:0461774270
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Washington7459-1102001
2008-09Washington1411102110301042
2009-10Washington755105100011
2010-11Washington95510-1101030
2011-12Washington14549-2201010
2012-13Washington7112-2100000
2014-15Washington14549-3100010
2015-16Washington1257123301000
2016-17Washington13538-4200000
97464490515060104
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08Washington3710.8168:2415545:300:480000
2008-09Washington9012.2326:5431471:402:308004
2009-10Washington3414.7161:4516047:591:570000
2010-11Washington3414.7211:3322843:280:3110005
2011-12Washington5010.0277:5632550:070:018004
2012-13Washington303.3145:1015026:070:454002
2014-15Washington618.2279:2035139:180:006003
2015-16Washington628.1255:5328866:150:002001
2016-17Washington4910.2253:2832249:381:008004
44710.32080:232293440:027:32460023
 
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/239
Birthdate:
9/17/1985
Age:
32
Hometown:
Moscow, Russia, USSR
Team:
Washington Capitals
School:

NHL Experience:
12
Awards:

2005-06: Calder-Rookie of the Year
2007-08: Art Ross-Scoring Champion;Hart-Most Valuable Player;Lester Pearson-Player Assn. Top Player;Maurice Richard-Goal Scoring Champion
2008-09: Hart-Most Valuable Player;Lester Pearson-Player Assn. Top Player;Maurice Richard-Goal Scoring Champion
2012-13: Hart-Most Valuable Player;Maurice Richard-Goal Scoring Champion
2013-14: Maurice Richard-Goal Scoring Champion
2014-15: Maurice Richard-Goal Scoring Champion
2015-16: Maurice Richard-Goal Scoring Champion