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Alex Ovechkin
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33 36 69
Team: Washington Capitals Height: 6-3 Born: 9/17/1985
Position: LWWeight: 239 Birthplace: Moscow, USSR

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May 11 8:51 AM PT9:51 AM MT10:51 AM CT11:51 AM ET15:51 GMT23:51 8:51 AM MST10:51 AM EST19:51 UAE11:51 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin finished the playoffs playing through a lower-body injury that required pain-numbing injections. The Russian Hockey Federation announced the injury Thursday, saying Ovechkin would not be able to play at the world championships in Europe because of it.
Analysis: It was not immediately clear when Ovechkin was injured or how severely. He did not miss a game but briefly left late in the first period Game 5 of the first round after clutching his knee following a hit from Toronto's Nazem Kadri, returning for the start of the second.
Apr. 30 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST20:12 UAE12:12 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin had two assists in Game 2.
Analysis: These are his first assists of the playoffs.
Apr. 28 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST19:49 UAE11:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored his fourth goal of the playoffs and had two penalty minutes Thursday in a 3-2 loss to the Penguins in the second-round series opener.
Analysis: Ovechkin has 11 goals and 11 assists in 14 playoff games against Pittsburgh.
Apr. 21 5:51 PM PT6:51 PM MT7:51 PM CT8:51 PM ET0:51 GMT8:51 5:51 PM MST7:51 PM EST4:51 UAE (+1)20:51 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin returned for the second period of Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night after an apparent leg injury late in the first.
Analysis: He was injured at 17:32 of the first period when Nazem Kadri's attempted hip check appeared to make contact with his left leg. Ovechkin clutched at his left knee as he was down on the ice and didn't put any weight on his left leg as he was helped off by Nicklas Backstrom and Nate Schmidt to chants of, ''Ovi! Ovi!'' Ovechkin limped down the tunnel to the locker room. Kadri was given a two-minute minor penalty for tripping.
Apr. 20 8:22 AM PT9:22 AM MT10:22 AM CT11:22 AM ET15:22 GMT23:22 8:22 AM MST10:22 AM EST19:22 UAE11:22 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored for the third straight game Wednesday, this time on the power play as Washington evened its first-round series at two games apiece with a 5-4 win at Toronto.
Analysis: Ovechkin had gone eight straight games without scoring, going back to the regular season, until this three-game streak. The star has nine goals in his last 17 playoff games along with seven assists.
Apr. 14 12:20 PM PT1:20 PM MT2:20 PM CT3:20 PM ET19:20 GMT3:20 12:20 PM MST2:20 PM EST23:20 UAE15:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin wasn't a factor in the Capitals' victory over Toronto in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, as the star forward managed just one shot on goal and was a minus-1.
Analysis: The Maple Leafs did a very good job of holding Washington's often-devastating top line of Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie in check. Ovechkin has scored just twice over his last 10 playoff outings, though he has contributed six assists during that period.
Apr. 8 4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST3:10 UAE (+1)19:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin had an assist for the third straight game Saturday against the Bruins.
Analysis: He "only" has 33 goals after scoring at least 50 in each of the past three seasons. Ovechkin has gone six straight games without finding the back of the net.
Apr. 5 6:36 AM PT7:36 AM MT8:36 AM CT9:36 AM ET13:36 GMT21:36 6:36 AM MST8:36 AM EST17:36 UAE9:36 ETNaN:� BRT - On Tuesaday, Ovechkin got an assist, moving him into sole possession of second place among Russian-born players on the NHL's all-time scoring list.
Analysis: He came into the game tied with Alexander Mogilny with 1,032 points and trailing Sergei Federov by 147 points for first place.
Apr. 4 11:13 AM PT12:13 PM MT1:13 PM CT2:13 PM ET18:13 GMT2:13 11:13 AM MST1:13 PM EST22:13 UAE14:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin is still planning to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics, even if he's the only NHL player to do so.
Analysis: Ovechkin said the league's announcement Monday that it will not participate in the upcoming Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea did little to change his desire to play for his native Team Russia. In order for Ovechkin to participate in Pyeongchang, he would have to leave the Capitals during the season. The 2018 Winter Olympics are scheduled to take place Feb. 9-25.
Mar. 29 7:48 AM PT8:48 AM MT9:48 AM CT10:48 AM ET14:48 GMT22:48 7:48 AM MST9:48 AM EST18:48 UAE10:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin generated his second hat trick of the season and added an assist to help the Capitals to Tuesday's overtime win at Minnesota.
Analysis: After going through a prolonged slump from late February to mid-March, Ovechkin is back terrorizing goaltenders by racking up six goals and four assists over a seven-game tear. Washington's superstar forward had gone 10 straight games without scoring prior to the surge.
Mar. 26 7:48 AM PT8:48 AM MT9:48 AM CT10:48 AM ET14:48 GMT22:48 7:48 AM MST9:48 AM EST18:48 UAE10:48 ETNaN:� BRT - A milestone goal by Ovechkin and a timely score by Daniel Winnik helped the Washington Capitals survive a scare against one of the NHL's worst teams. Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season and Winnik had the game-winner and an empty-netter as the Capitals overcame listless stretches to beat the lowly but pesky Arizona Coyotes 4-1 Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
Analysis: Ovechkin became the third player in league history to score 30-plus goals in each of his first 12 seasons, joining Mike Gartner (15) and Wayne Gretzky (13).
Mar. 22 6:34 AM PT7:34 AM MT8:34 AM CT9:34 AM ET13:34 GMT21:34 6:34 AM MST8:34 AM EST17:34 UAE9:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin had a goal and two assists as the NHL-leading Capitals beat the surging Calgary Flames 4-2 Tuesday night.
Analysis: Ovechkin's goals was his 29th of the season and put him on the verge of becoming the third player in NHL history with 30 or more goals in each of his first 12 seasons. He has led Washington in goals every season of his career.
Mar. 15 4:12 AM PT5:12 AM MT6:12 AM CT7:12 AM ET11:12 GMT19:12 4:12 AM MST6:12 AM EST15:12 UAE7:12 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored for the first time in 10 games as the Capitals beat the Wild 4-2 Tuesday night to snap a season-worst four-game losing streak.
Analysis: Ovechkin's 28th of the season was his first since Feb. 19 and also ended an 18-game drought without an even-strength goal. On Thursday, the Capitals host the Predators - one of the teams Ovechkin failed to score on during his goal drought.
Mar. 13 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET15:14 GMT23:14 8:14 AM MST10:14 AM EST19:14 UAE11:14 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin failed to score a goal in his 10th straight game on Sunday. That's the longest drought of his 12-season, 907-game NHL career.
Analysis: The Capitals' Russian superstar hasn't scored an even-strength goal in 18 games - another career worst. Ovechkin had nine-game goal droughts in late 2008 and late 2010, but had never gone 10 games without a goal.
Mar. 12 7:59 AM PT8:59 AM MT9:59 AM CT10:59 AM ET14:59 GMT22:59 7:59 AM MST9:59 AM EST18:59 UAE10:59 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin played his 17th consecutive game without an even-strength goal on Saturday.
Analysis: He has one point in eight games.
Mar. 2 5:58 PM PT6:58 PM MT7:58 PM CT8:58 PM ET1:58 GMT9:58 6:58 PM MST8:58 PM EST5:58 UAE (+1)20:58 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin was held without a point Thursday for a season-high fourth straight game Thursday against New Jersey.
Analysis: The Russian superstar has just one goal in nine games, and with 27 on the season, will need a very big finish to reach 50 goals for the fourth consecutive season.
Feb. 19 2:13 PM PT3:13 PM MT4:13 PM CT5:13 PM ET22:13 GMT6:13 3:13 PM MST5:13 PM EST2:13 UAE (+1)17:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored a second-period power-play goal for Washington on Sunday . Ovechkin's goal was his 22nd against Henrik Lundqvist, the most he has scored against any goalie in his career.
Analysis: The Capitals' star tied the game 1-1 as he took a cross-ice pass from Lars Eller and beat Lundqvist with a wrist shot that was deflected by defenseman Nick Holden at 17:24 for Ovechkin's 27th goal of the season.
Feb. 10 6:31 AM PT7:31 AM MT8:31 AM CT9:31 AM ET14:31 GMT22:31 7:31 AM MST9:31 AM EST18:31 UAE9:31 ETNaN:� BRT - On Thursday, Ovechkin did not put a puck on net all game for the first time in nearly four years but the Caps still beat Detroit 6-3.
Analysis: He is one of three players in NHL history with at least seven 50-goal seasons and he has produced more than 500 more shots than any other player since the start of the 2000-01 season, even though he was a rookie in 2005-06. Not since March 12, 2013, against Carolina had the Russian wing played a game without taking a shot.
Feb. 7 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST8:49 UAE23:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored his 26th goal of the season and added an assist at the Caps beat the Hurricanes 5-0 on Tuesday.
Analysis: That's eight goals and 12 assists in the last 15 games for Ovechkin.
Feb. 2 8:22 AM PT9:22 AM MT10:22 AM CT11:22 AM ET16:22 GMT0:22 9:22 AM MST11:22 AM EST20:22 UAE11:22 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored a goal for the third straight game Wednesday to give him 25 for the season, third in the league and three shy of leader Sidney Crosby.
Analysis: Ovechkin passed Ron Francis for 27th on the all-time goals list with the 550th of his career and passed Wayne Gretzky for power-play goals with his 205th, tying Joe Sakic for 14th all-time.
Jan. 31 7:02 PM PT8:02 PM MT9:02 PM CT10:02 PM ET3:02 GMT11:02 8:02 PM MST10:02 PM EST7:02 UAE (+1)22:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored his 24th goal Tuesday against the Islanders.
Analysis: He has six goals and 10 assists over his last 11 games.
Jan. 26 6:23 PM PT7:23 PM MT8:23 PM CT9:23 PM ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST6:23 UAE (+1)21:23 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin had a goal and an assist and the Capitals beat the Devils 5-2 on Thursday night to head into the All-Star break with the most points in the NHL.
Analysis: Since Jan. 3, Ovechkin has 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) - one fewer point than teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov for the most in the league.
Jan. 23 7:29 PM PT8:29 PM MT9:29 PM CT10:29 PM ET3:29 GMT11:29 8:29 PM MST10:29 PM EST7:29 UAE (+1)22:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin's point streak reached eight games when he had an assist Monday against Carolina.
Analysis: He has four goals and nine assists during that run.
Jan. 22 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET19:42 GMT3:42 12:42 PM MST2:42 PM EST23:42 UAE14:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored on the power play early in the third period to help Washington rally for Saturday's 4-3 overtime win at Dallas.
Analysis: The Capitals' captain had gone four consecutive games without a goal coming in, though he's now recorded at least one point in seven straight. Ovechkin has amassed four goals and eight assists during the streak.
Jan. 12 7:45 AM PT8:45 AM MT9:45 AM CT10:45 AM ET15:45 GMT23:45 8:45 AM MST10:45 AM EST19:45 UAE10:45 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin recorded his 1,000th career point by scoring 35 seconds into Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh, then added a power-play goal in the second period to help Washington to a 5-2 win.
Analysis: The future Hall of Famer now has seven goals and five assists during a 10-game stretch in which the surging Caps have gone 8-1-1. Tied for third in the league with 21 goals in 41 games, Ovechkin is showing no signs of slowing down in his 12th NHL season.
Jan. 9 6:45 PM PT7:45 PM MT8:45 PM CT9:45 PM ET2:45 GMT10:45 7:45 PM MST9:45 PM EST6:45 UAE (+1)21:45 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin tied Canadiens great Maurice ''Rocket'' Richard with his 544th career goal and had two assists, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 victory over Montreal on Monday night for their sixth straight win.
Analysis: Ovechkin, who has won the Maurice Richard Trophy as the league's goal-scoring leader six times, tied Richard for 29th place on the NHL's all-time scoring list. His three points moved him with one of 1,000.
Jan. 5 5:55 PM PT6:55 PM MT7:55 PM CT8:55 PM ET1:55 GMT9:55 6:55 PM MST8:55 PM EST5:55 UAE (+1)20:55 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin had an assist Thursday.
Analysis: He has six goals and five assists in his past 12 games.
Jan. 4 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST20:35 UAE11:35 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin tied Jaromir Jagr for first in NHL history with his 19th overtime goal Tuesday and also had six penalty minutes.
Analysis: It was Ovechkin's sixth game-winner of the season, one behind Jeff Carter for the league lead. Ovechkin has six goals overall in his last 11 games.
Dec. 31 12:47 PM PT1:47 PM MT2:47 PM CT3:47 PM ET20:47 GMT4:47 1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST0:47 UAE (+1)15:47 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin had a goal and an assist Saturday.
Analysis: He's scored three times in his last four games and has five goals and four assists over his past nine.
Dec. 27 6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST6:10 UAE (+1)21:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Islanders.
Analysis: He has four goals and three assists during a seven-game stretch. With 16 goals, he is off of his pace from 2015-16, when he scored 50 for the third straight season.
Dec. 17 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST20:55 UAE11:55 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored a goal as Washington earned its sixth straight win by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Friday night
Analysis: That's two goals in three games for Ovechkin after a seven-game drought.
Dec. 12 6:34 AM PT7:34 AM MT8:34 AM CT9:34 AM ET14:34 GMT22:34 7:34 AM MST9:34 AM EST18:34 UAE9:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin became the 18th player in NHL history to score 200 power-play goals as his first-period tally would prove to be the difference Sunday in a 3-0 triumph over the weary Vancouver Canucks.
Analysis: Ovechkin's power-play mark ties him with Mark Recchi in 18th place. Ovechkin and Florida's Jaromir Jagr (212) are the only active players who have scored 200 or more power-play goals. The goal ended a seven-game drought for Ovechkin, who had little concern about the dry spell.
Dec. 8 7:22 AM PT8:22 AM MT9:22 AM CT10:22 AM ET15:22 GMT23:22 8:22 AM MST10:22 AM EST19:22 UAE10:22 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin had an assist in Wednesday's win over the Bruins.
Analysis: Ovechkin has been stuck on 12 goals since Nov. 23, when he recorded a hat trick. The Caps visit Buffalo on Friday, and Ovechkin hasn't scored in his last three games against the Sabres.
Nov. 25 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET0:14 GMT8:14 5:14 PM MST7:14 PM EST4:14 UAE (+1)19:14 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin picked up an assist in Friday's 3-1 win over Buffalo.
Analysis: The assist was his first in nine games, but gave him six points in five contests. Ovechkin's 21 assists last season were a career low, though he hit the 50-goal mark for the seventh time.
Nov. 24 11:38 AM PT12:38 PM MT1:38 PM CT2:38 PM ET19:38 GMT3:38 12:38 PM MST2:38 PM EST23:38 UAE14:38 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin notched his 16th career hat trick and the Capitals defeated the Blues 4-3.
Analysis: Ovechkin, who has five goals in his last four games and 12 overall, scored in each period for his first three-goal game of the season.
Nov. 17 5:58 AM PT6:58 AM MT7:58 AM CT8:58 AM ET13:58 GMT21:58 6:58 AM MST8:58 AM EST17:58 UAE8:58 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored his team high-tying eighth goal Wednesday.
Analysis: Ovechkin was held without a point in the previous four games.
Nov. 15 6:17 PM PT7:17 PM MT8:17 PM CT9:17 PM ET2:17 GMT10:17 7:17 PM MST9:17 PM EST6:17 UAE (+1)21:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin was held without a point for the fourth straight game Tuesday in a 2-1 OT loss to Columbus.
Analysis: Ovechkin has registered 14 shots during his four-game drought and has been credited with 16 hits. He had just four hits in the four previous games. Ovechkin's longest stretch without a point last season was four games.
Nov. 6 6:17 AM PT7:17 AM MT8:17 AM CT9:17 AM ET14:17 GMT22:17 7:17 AM MST9:17 AM EST18:17 UAE9:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin had a goal with an assist Saturday.
Analysis: He has five points in two games.
Nov. 3 7:29 PM PT8:29 PM MT9:29 PM CT10:29 PM ET2:29 GMT10:29 7:29 PM MST9:29 PM EST6:29 UAE (+1)22:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored his second goal of the game in overtime and added an assist Thursday as the Capitals beat the Jets 4-3.
Analysis: He has six goals and three assists in the last eight games.
Oct. 27 7:42 AM PT8:42 AM MT9:42 AM CT10:42 AM ET14:42 GMT22:42 7:42 AM MST9:42 AM EST18:42 UAE10:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored a goal for the fourth straight game Wednesday.
Analysis: This has come after Ovechkin was held without a point in the first two games for the first time in his 12 NHL seasons.
Oct. 21 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET4:15 GMT12:15 9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST8:15 UAE0:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal midway through the third period Thursday night to lift the Capitals over the Florida Panthers 4-2.
Analysis: Ovechkin has scored in his past two games after not scoring in his first two. Expect that trend to continue.
Oct. 18 6:19 PM PT7:19 PM MT8:19 PM CT9:19 PM ET1:19 GMT9:19 6:19 PM MST8:19 PM EST5:19 UAE (+1)21:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Ovechkin scored a power-play goal and added an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: Ovechkin was held without a point in the first two games for the first time in his 12 NHL seasons.
Oct. 15 5:53 PM PT6:53 PM MT7:53 PM CT8:53 PM ET0:53 GMT8:53 5:53 PM MST7:53 PM EST4:53 UAE (+1)20:53 ET21:53 BRT - Ovechkin was kept off the scoresheet for the second consecutive game Saturday in a 2-1 win over the Islanders.
Analysis: Ovechkin has registered eight shots in being held without a point in the first two games for the first time in his 12 NHL seasons.

Career Regular Season Stats

Totals
Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2005-06 Was 81 52 54 106 2 52 21 3 5 425 12.24
2006-07 Was 82 46 46 92 -19 52 16 0 8 392 11.73
2007-08 Was 82 65 47 112 28 40 22 0 11 446 14.57
2008-09 Was 79 56 54 110 8 72 19 1 10 528 10.61
2009-10 Was 72 50 59 109 45 89 13 0 7 368 13.59
2010-11 Was 79 32 53 85 24 41 7 0 11 367 8.72
2011-12 Was 78 38 27 65 -8 26 13 0 3 303 12.54
2012-13 Was 48 32 24 56 2 36 16 0 4 220 14.55
2013-14 Was 78 51 28 79 -35 48 24 0 10 386 13.21
2014-15 Was 81 53 28 81 10 58 25 0 11 395 13.42
2015-16 Was 79 50 21 71 21 53 19 0 8 398 12.56
2016-17 Was 82 33 36 69 6 50 17 0 7 313 10.54
Career 921 558 477 1035 84 617 212 4 95 4541 12.29

Career Postseason Stats

Totals
Totals Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2007-08 Was 7 4 5 9 -1 0 1 0 2 37 10.81
2008-09 Was 14 11 10 21 10 8 3 0 1 90 12.22
2009-10 Was 7 5 5 10 5 0 1 0 0 34 14.71
2010-11 Was 9 5 5 10 -1 10 1 0 1 34 14.71
2011-12 Was 14 5 4 9 -2 8 2 0 1 50 10.00
2012-13 Was 7 1 1 2 -2 4 1 0 0 30 3.33
2014-15 Was 14 5 4 9 -3 6 1 0 0 61 8.20
2015-16 Was 12 5 7 12 3 2 3 0 1 62 8.06
2016-17 Was 13 5 3 8 -4 8 2 0 0 49 10.20
Career 97 46 44 90 5 46 15 0 6 447 10.29

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