Alex Ovechkin Reflects On His Summer As Focus Shifts To Washington: “It’s Nicer To Score, Of Course, For The Capitals”


We are just 47 days away from the Washington Capitals opening up their 2022-23 season. As a result, Capitals players are beginning to make their way back to Northern Virginia in advance of training camp, which is anticipated to open sometime around the third week of September.

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin recently told Russian media that he will probably return to Washington during the last week of August or in early September. He recently on his off-season in an interview he held with Russian media on Friday.

The football match for Dynamo Moscow is the most memorable moment of the summer. The dream came true, we managed to score a goal. The coach told me that I was a ramming forward, and we agreed with Smolov that we would play against each other,” said Ovechkin.

“I have one office, and it’s on the ice, and here it happened at the moment. I’m a football fan, my father was a professional football player, but I was injured, and I’ve been passionate about sports since childhood and became a hockey player. I do not complain about fate,” Ovechkin told Sergei Emelyanov.

“I almost died at the football warm-up (laughs). Everything is aggressive, movement, control of the ball. A lot of people are looking at you. It turned out great, cool, my parents and friends were there.”

But Ovechkin admitted he’s done with football.

“It’s nicer to score, of course, for the Capitals. I have one match in football and I’m done. And I have a career in hockey,” said Ovechkin.

Ovechkin also named the brightest moments of his hockey career and highlighted the moment that he remembered most as a fan.

“As a player, the brightest event is, of course, the Stanley Cup final. As a fan, the final of the World Cup in Moscow.”

By Jon Sorensen

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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4 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Reflects On His Summer As Focus Shifts To Washington: “It’s Nicer To Score, Of Course, For The Capitals”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ovi’s return is when everything becomes real. The rest is summer fodder.

  2. novafyre says:

    Still think wife and kids won’t be coming with him.

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