Brendan Leipsic: “Ovechkin Treats Everybody The Same. That’s Great Leadership”

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In an interview with Ben Kuzma for The Province, former Vancouver Canuck and present Washington Capital Brendan Leipsic talked about his time in Washington so far, and what it’s like to be a teammate with Alex Ovechkin.

“It’s been good so far,” said Leipsic of his newest home in Washington. “It’s kind of nice to find a roll, play with energy and chip in offensively.”

Leipsic was also asked about what it’s been like playing with Alex Ovechkin.

“It’s pretty surreal,” said Leipsic. “I’ve played with a lot of good players — (Marc-Andre) Fleury, (Anze) Kopitar and (Drew) Doughty — but to just see him go about his business every day. He works so hard on the ice and is probably the best goal scorer of the generation. And he doesn’t play an easy game.”

Leipsic, who is playing for his 5th NHL team in the last six years, noted that it can be tough being the new guy, but that Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin has made the transition easier for him.

“It’s a treat to have a front-row seat for the power play, but it can be tough when you come to a new team that’s won before, has a good culture and you just try to find your way. But Ovechkin treats everybody the same. That’s great leadership.”

Brendan Leipsic and the Capitals host the Vancouver Canucks for an early matinee game on Saturday. Puck drop is set for just after 12:30 PM.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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3 Responses to Brendan Leipsic: “Ovechkin Treats Everybody The Same. That’s Great Leadership”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Another disappointing lose against the Canucks this afternoon! Did the Caps forget how to put the puck in the back of the net. What happened to that high scoring offense lately!

  2. Cecelia Forms says:

    Its called no Backstrom

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