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8 Alex Ovechkin LW
Height/Weight: 6-3/230 | Birthdate: 9/17/1985 | Birthplace: Moscow, Russia, USSR | Team: Washington Capitals | College: None | NHL Experience: 9 | Salary: $9,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/90 | Average Draft Position: 5.12
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1/29/2015

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS Caps' Ovechkin Scores Twice Wednesday

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Scores Twice Wednesday

News: Alex Ovechkin picked up two more goals in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Penguins.
Analysis: It was Alex Ovechkin's fourth two-point game in his last five, and he now leads the NHL with 29 goals in 48 games to date. The most surprising figure right now is that Ovechkin is a plus-12 on the year, after finishing last season as a minus-35.

1/21/2015

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS Goals Flowing Again For Caps' Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin

Goals Flowing Again For Caps' Ovechkin

News: Alex Ovechkin scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's shootout loss to Edmonton.
Analysis: That's three straight multi-point outings for Ovi, during which he has five goals and an assist. After going through a serious scoring slump by his standards, he's turned things around in a big way by averaging a goal a game over his last 11 contests.

1/17/2015

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS Caps' Ovechkin Stays Hot Vs. Dallas

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Stays Hot Vs. Dallas

News: Alex Ovechkin scored his 25th goal of the season and had an assist in Saturday's loss to Dallas.
Analysis: Goals on goals on goals. This guy can't stop, won't stop. Alex Ovechkin has scored at least one goal in 10 of his last 14 games. The 29-year-old now has 25 goals and 41 points in 44 games on the season, to go with a plus-12 rating. Ovechkin's 215 shots on goal lead the league, while his 11 power-play goals are also tops in the NHL. He's an automatic roll every game.

1/16/2015

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Scores Twice In Dominant Outing

News: Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and had nine shots on goal in Friday's loss to Nashville.
Analysis: A monster outing from Alex Ovechkin, who scored one of his goals with the man advantage -- his league-leading 11th power-play tally. The 29-year-old has eight goals and 12 points in his last nine games, giving him 24 goals and 39 points in 44 games on the season. With a league-leading 213 shots on goal, five game-winning goals, a plus-11 rating, and 30 PIM, Ovechkin is one of the best all-around fantasy options you can have. You know what to do.

1/9/2015

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS Caps' Ovechkin Nabs Another Power-Play Tally

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Nabs Another Power-Play Tally

News: Alex Ovechkin tallied a power-play goal in Thursday's loss to the Flyers.
Analysis: Alex Ovechkin has rebounded from a slow start to put himself right back in position for the league goal-scoring lead. His 21 markers rank tied for fourth in the NHL, trailing only Tyler Seguin, Rick Nash, and Vladimir Tarasenko. Ovie has made up significant ground of late with goals in five consecutive games, marking his hottest stretch of the season.

1/4/2015

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS Caps' Ovechkin Picks Up A Pair Of Points In Win

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Picks Up A Pair Of Points In Win

News: Alex Ovechkin added a power-play goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Alex Ovechkin now has three straight multi-point efforts, scoring a goal and recording an assist in each. He's tied for sixth in the NHL with 19 goals, but likely won't be able to match the 79 points he registered a season ago.

1/2/2015

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS Caps' Ovechkin Contributes Two Points In Win

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Contributes Two Points In Win

News: Alex Ovechkin contributed a goal and a power-play assist in Thursday's win over the Blackhawks in the annual Winter Classic.
Analysis: It was the first career outdoor goal for Alex Ovechkin, who failed to find the net when the Capitals took on the Penguins at Heinz Field in 2011. He would also play a pivotal role on Troy Brouwer's game-winner with 12.9 seconds remaining. After Ovechkin broke his stick following a Brandon Saad slash, the defense froze while Brouwer was the first to react, taking the puck and sending it past goalie Corey Crawford for the decisive tally.

12/29/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS

Alex Ovechkin

Ovechkin's Late Goal Helps Caps Make OT

News: Alex Ovechkin led the Capitals' third-period comeback effort Monday, assisting on Nicklas Backstrom's goal to make it 3-2 and then sending the game to overtime by scoring his 17th of the year in the waning minutes.
Analysis: The Caps ended up with the loss in the extra frame, but Alex Ovechkin still finished plus-2 on the evening with six shots and five hits. Ovi hasn't been able to get on the board as consistently as we'd like to see, but he's been shooting like a fiend, having put at least five pucks on net in 10 consecutive games. The fact that he only has five goals on 67 shots in that span seems like something we can write off to poor fortune.

12/29/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS

Alex Ovechkin

Capitals Trying Ovechkin At RW

News: Alex Ovechkin was practicing at right wing during Monday's pre-game skate, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Alex Ovechkin has skated on a line with Jason Chimera and Nicklas Backstrom in recent practices so it is possible the Capitals will once again try to move the four-time Maurice Richard winner over to the right side. Ovechkin managed to notch 51 goals splitting time on each wing last season, so the move is unlikely to have a detrimental affect on his scoring output, and could help the talented sniper to get out of a slump in which he has only scored four goals in the month of December.

12/24/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Breaks Power-Play Slump

News: Alex Ovechkin scored his first power-play goal since Nov. 26 in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers. He went minus-1 in the game, but put six shots on goal and laid out eight hits.
Analysis: Despite heavy power-play time, this season has been anything but a repeat of last year, when Ovi set a career high with 24 power-play goals. He has just seven in 34 games this season, a far shorter pace. But the bright side of that has been that he hasn't been contending for the league's worst plus-minus, as Alex Ovechkin owns a neat plus-5 for the season. But with just 28 points in 34 games, he's on the second-worst scoring pace of his career.

12/15/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS Caps' Ovechkin Starting To Shine

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Starting To Shine

News: Alex Ovechkin has two goals, two assists and 25 shots over the Capitals' last three games.
Analysis: He's also yielded a plus-4 rating during that span, bringing him back on to the positive side of that category for the season. He endured the longest scoring drought of his career in October as he adjusted to new coach Barry Trotz's system, but it looks like he's now settled in as the premium fantasy asset everyone expected.

12/9/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Snaps Slump With Two Goals

News: Alex Ovechkin ended a four-game scoreless slump with a pair of goals -- one into an empty net -- Tuesday in a 5-3 win over Tampa.
Analysis: Hey, his fantasy owners will take the empty-netter happily, as Ovi has been a bit of a disappointment so far this year. Sure, 23 points in 27 games are respectable in general, but not for a guy who's put up more than a point per game in eight of his nine seasons. His fantasy owners will be hoping to see the Russian superstar build on this performance.

11/26/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Scores Twice In Loss

News: Alex Ovechkin recorded two more goals in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Capitals.
Analysis: Alex Ovechkin now ranks sixth in the league with 11 goals, and has 20 points in 21 games to date. He's also only a minus-1 so far, showing an increase in defensive responsibility under new head coach Barry Trotz.

11/26/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Set To Play Wednesday

News: Alex Ovechkin (upper body) confirmed after the Capitals' morning skate that he is "good to go" for Wednesday's game against the Islanders.
Analysis: Alex Ovechkin had been forced out of Tuesday's practice early with what was labeled as an "upper-body tweak," but the Capitals cleared him for a return after he participated fully at morning skate. The winger doesn't seem at risk of seeing a reduction in ice time Wednesday, so he can probably safely be viewed as a high-end fantasy commodity like usual.

11/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin (upper body) Leaves Practice Early

News: Alex Ovechkin left practice early with what is being described as an "upper-body tweak" and is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Islanders, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Alex Ovechkin will make the trip to New York and head coach Barry Trotz expects the reigning Richard Trophy winner to play, but given how important Ovechkin is to the Capitals, expect them to take every precaution. An ailment might explain Ovechkin's recent inconsistency, as he has gone without a point in four of his last five games. Even at less than full health, Ovechkin is a multi-category stud who needs to be played whenever he is in the lineup, so keep an eye on his availability prior to Wednesday night.

11/21/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Ends Mini Slump

News: Alex Ovechkin snapped a three-game scoring drought Thursday with a goal, an assist and a plus-2 in a 3-2 victory over Colorado.
Analysis: Both Ovi and his center, Nicklas Backstrom, got three-game monkeys off their backs Thursday. Ovi remains well off his usual pace, with a low shooting percentage by his standards (.106) one of the biggest culprits. He's about due to start one of his characteristic hot streaks; maybe Thursday was the first game of it.

11/11/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS Caps' Ovechkin Scores Twice In Win

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Scores Twice In Win

News: Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal and an even-strength goal in Tuesday's win over the Jackets.
Analysis: Ah, there's the ol' goal-scoring magic. Alex Ovechkin had scored just a single goal over the prior nine games, but he does have 10 points over his last six thanks to a bevy of assists.

11/4/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS Ovechkin Takes Over Caps' Scoring Record

Alex Ovechkin

Ovechkin Takes Over Caps' Scoring Record

News: Alex Ovechkin handed out a pair of assists in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Flames, untying himself with Peter Bondra for the title of all-team leading scorer for the Capitals.
Analysis: Ovi now has 827 points to show for his career -- all with Washington -- and he's done it in just 691 games. For comparison, Bondra needed 961 games to collect his 825 points as a Capital. Alex Ovechkin's racked up seven points in the last three games, but has actually been in a bit of a goal-scoring drought lately, as he's found the net just a single time in his last seven contests despite firing 27 shots on goal in that span.

11/2/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Picks Up Four Points

News: Alex Ovechkin factored in on four of the team's five goals in Sunday's loss to the Coyotes, finding the back of the net once and assisting on three others.
Analysis: After going a career-high five consecutive games without a point, Alex Ovechkin has gotten back on the board in his last two and broke out in a big way on Sunday. He added two points on the power play, and ripped off seven shots in the loss, giving him 20 shots on goal in the last three games. The points will continue to come.

11/1/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovie Snaps Drought With Assist

News: Alex Ovechkin scored his first point -- an assist -- in five games in Saturday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Seriously -- he's just fine, but some owners are panicking after the longest point drought in his NHL career. We're not. Use him well.

10/30/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS Caps' Ovechkin In Midst Of Scoring Drought

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin In Midst Of Scoring Drought

News: Alex Ovechkin was held without a point for the fifth straight game in Wednesday's loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: It's the longest stretch without a point in Alex Ovechkin's 10-year NHL career. Before busting out for seven shots on goal against the Red Wings, Ovechkin had combined for seven attempts total over his previous four games. He's too talented for his offense to remain dormant much longer, so the best course of action for fantasy owners is to maintain patience.

10/15/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS Caps' Ovechkin Nets Two Goals, Assist In Loss

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Nets Two Goals, Assist In Loss

News: Alex Ovechkin had two goals, an assist, and eight shots in Washington's 6-5 shootout loss to San Jose.
Analysis: The reigning Rocket Richard Trophy winner is picking up where he left off last season, racking up four goals in his first three games of 2014-15. Tied for third in the league in goals and fourth in the league for shots, Alex Ovechkin is a multi-category monster that looks to be in line for another great fantasy season.

10/11/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS Ovie Snipes Two In Caps' Win

Alex Ovechkin

Ovie Snipes Two In Caps' Win

News: Alex Ovechkin scored his first two goals of the season in Saturday's 4-0 win over Boston.
Analysis: The first came on a patented Ovie one-timer from the left circle while on the power play; the second was a blistering snipe off a nice feed from Nicklas Backstrom. He also laid three hits and fired seven shots. He delivers a classic goals/hits/shots trifecta every season and this one should be no different.

10/10/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Turns In Productive Opener

News: Though he didn't tally a goal or assist in Thursday's season-opening loss to the Canadiens, Alex Ovechkin turned in an active outing. He supplied four shots on goal and six hits in the shootout defeat.
Analysis: The Capitals will look to turn Alex Ovechkin into more of a two-way threat under defensive-minded coach Barry Trotz, but the 29-year-old's goal-scoring ability is what will always drive his fantasy value. He didn't notice much of a dropoff in his scoring during the preseason, and it should be just a matter of time before he starts delivering point-per-game production.

9/26/2014

Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS

Alex Ovechkin

Caps' Ovechkin Gets Two Goals In Friday's Win

News: Alex Ovechkin scored two power-play goals during the Capitals' 5-4 win over the Bruins on Friday.
Analysis: There have been whispers that Alex Ovechkin's goal-scoring may regress a bit under new coach Barry Trotz, and although his even-strength production may take a slight decline, he's shown in preseason action that he's still the NHL's most lethal goal scoring threat on the man advantage. Draft Ovechkin with confidence in all formats, especially if he gets dual-position eligibility since he's back to his old stomping grounds on the LW.