The Captain, the Kids, and the Commanders: Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Alexeyev, and Aliaksei Protas Attends Washington Commanders’ Season Opener

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Just a few days after joining the Washington Capitals’ informal skates at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, captain Alex Ovechkin attended another first, visiting FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland for the Washington Commanders’ (NFL) first game of the season, along with Capitals prospects Alexander Alexeyev and Aliaksei Protas.

Ovechkin, who previously attended the team’s (then-known as the Washington Football Team) home season opener in 2021 (picture above), was also joined by wife Nastya and oldest son Sergei.

Alexeyev and Protas, who figure to be contributors in the Capitals’ lineup at some point in the not-too distant future, shared photos to their Instagram stories of their view of the crowd and stadium.

Photo: @protas.21/Instagram

Photo: @alex_alexeyev04/Instagram

The Capitals’ own season will begin on October 12, against the Boston Bruins, following training camp and preseason, which begin on September 22.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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10 Responses to The Captain, the Kids, and the Commanders: Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Alexeyev, and Aliaksei Protas Attends Washington Commanders’ Season Opener

  1. Ovi making his rounds!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great to see the Ovechkin family together again in the states!

  3. novafyre says:

    So his family is here with him? GREAT. I think he will be able to focus more on hockey if he’s not missing them and worrying about them back in Moscow.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Welcome back Nastya and Sergey!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’m sure he was asked to attend, to show support, like every season. The Commanders could have at least sent him a new jersey and hat.

  6. Esteban says:

    Great comeback by the Redskins.

  7. Dan+Hornbaker says:

    HTTR!! Love seeing the Ovechkin family together as well!!

    I happened to ask my 60th Native American if “Redskins” offended them – another response of no. 58 no’s, 2 yes’s….

    I live in Texas. 60 minutes away is a reservation. HS team name is…..yes, Redskins!! Can’t make this stuff up

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