Alex Ovechkin Works Out at Panthers Practice Facility In Coral Springs

ovechWhile on vacation in Miami, Washington Capitals‘ captain and Stanley Cup Champion Alex Ovechkin was skating at the Florida Panthers’ practice facility in Coral Springs on Thursday morning. The Panthers’ Ice Den is about an hour away from Miami. Ovechkin and his wife, Nastya, arrived back in the United States on July 22, and have been vacationing in South Florida for the past three weeks. 

He was joined by other NHL players, such as Winnipeg Jets’ defensemen Jacob Trouba and Dmitry Kulikov (former Panther), Ottawa Senators’ goaltender Craig Anderson, and Panthers’ forwards Derek McKenzie and Michael Haley and defensemen Aaron Ekblad and Keith Yandle.

The reigning Maurice Rocket Richard winner, who led the NHL with 49 goals last season, and Conn Smythe Trophy winner, who led the NHL with 15 postseason goals, is expecting his wife, Nastya, to have her first baby later this month. Ovechkin, who will turn 33 on September 17, also won an ESPY as the best male athlete last month.

During his skate, Ovechkin went around while firing shots and doing some skating drills.

The Capitals are set to begin training camp around September 13 with their first preseason game scheduled for Sunday, September 16 at 1 PM at the Boston Bruins.

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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2 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Works Out at Panthers Practice Facility In Coral Springs

  1. J says:

    The drive of a Champion, work ethic of a All Time Great,

  2. Pingback: Alex Ovechkin and Nastya Ovechkina have welcomed a baby boy, Sergei | NoVa Caps

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