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Alex Ovechkin has signed a five-year, $47.5 million extension that’ll keep him with the Washington Capitals until he’s 41. Feels right for the captain to finish his hall of fame career in Washington.
Alex Ovechkin announced he has re-signed with the Caps.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 27, 2021
It’s a five year deal worth $9.5M AAV. @TSNHockey @TheAthletic https://t.co/3ny0STEiUM
The 2004 first overall pick currently sits sixth all-time with 730 goals, and most importantly, a Stanley Cup title back in 2018. Anything he does now is icing on the cake.
He’s essentially the Carmelo Anthony of hockey if Anthony had ever managed to capture a championship with the Knicks. A total legend who has stayed loyal to the Capitals for 16 seasons, so it’s nice to see him in control at the end of his career. A sweet look for hockey overall that hardly any other sports can emulate.
Here’s some sweet footage out of Ovi, just to celebrate:
not only is alex ovechkin the greatest goal scorer of all time but he can also do stuff like this pic.twitter.com/9xPcDeEouL— noah hockey stick emoji (@capsboybebop) July 27, 2021
On this day in 2006, Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) wowed the hockey world with “The Goal”.— NHL (@NHL) January 16, 2021
LOVE. TO. SEE. IT. pic.twitter.com/mep1gdctyz
February 22, 2020 🗓— NHL (@NHL) February 22, 2021
Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) scored goal number 700. pic.twitter.com/tNSWVvKner
Back in May, Ovechkin told ESPN “it was important for me to support the D.C. community.”
He delivered by leaving the same way he showed up — a capital.
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CONGRATS to ALEX! He deserves every dollar of his new contract #ALLCAPS
Greatest player of his generation/era. If he were Canadian, the establishment hockey media would claim he was the greatest of all time, but they still despise Russians to this day.
This is great news for the Capitals, for Ovechkin, and for all of us that are Caps fans. Great move by the organization.