Alex Ovechkin Joins Several Fellow Countrymen For Workout In South Florida

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Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin was back on the ice at Pines Ice Arena in Pembroke Pines, Florida on Thursday. As we first reported last week, Ovechkin has been skating at the Miami area rink for a while now. Ovechkin remains in Florida following the birth of his second son, Ilya, on May 27. Today he was joined by a few more Russians on the ice.

Also participating in today’s workout were Igor Shesterkin (New York Rangers), Nikita Zadorov (Colorado Avalanche), Darius Kasparitis (NHL retired), Vladimir Denisov (AHL, KHL), Peter Schastlivy (NHL/KHL) and Evgenii Dadonov (Florida Panthers).

Under phase 2, clubs are permitted to reopen their training facilities in their home city starting Monday, June 8, to allow players to participate in individualized training activities (off-ice and on-ice).

Players will be participating on a voluntary basis and will be scheduled to small groups (i.e., a maximum of six players at any one time, plus a limited number of club staff).

Because participation in phase 2 is completely voluntary, many players have been working out in place, wherever they are located, which is encouraged by the league.

Scenes from Pines Ice Arena

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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3 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Joins Several Fellow Countrymen For Workout In South Florida

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    I recall Schastlivy played with Torpedo in the KHL during the last NHL lockout. Fun fact — Pyotr Schastlivy literally is the Russian translation of Peter Stastny. Yes, really. Stastny is Czech and Slovak for ‘happy’ and Schastlivy is Russian for ‘happy’.

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