D.C., United: Alex Ovechkin Attends Washington Commanders Season Opener

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As the National Football League’s Washington Commanders began a new era of football under new owner Josh Harris on Sunday, the Washington Capitals have begun to assemble at MedStar Capitals Iceplex ahead of their own 2023-24 season. Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin attended the Burgundy and Gold’s season opener against the Arizona Cardinals.

Ovechkin, who recently returned to the United States for the Caps’ informal skates at MedStar, was in attendance with his oldest son Sergei, Capitals defenseman Alexander Alexeyev, and forward prospect Ivan Miroshnichenko.

Ahead of kickoff, Alex and Sergei participated in some on-field warmups.

Ovechkin, who will look to start of his own season on a positive note, has previously attended games at FedEx Field.

Ovechkin joined Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Phoenix Suns (NBA) forward Kevin Durant among the notable names in the stands in Landover, Maryland this afternoon. Alexeyev also attended with Ovechkin last season.

The Capitals’ captain is entering his 19th NHL season, and will be looking to close the gap in his chase for the all-time Goals Scored record of 894, sitting in second place with 822 career tallies. Over the years, the other DMV sports teams have shown support for one another, with the Capitals wishing the Commanders luck as they begin the first campaign in the post-Dan Snyder era.

Caps prospects, Vincent Iorio, Alexander Suzdalev, and 2023 second-round pick Andrew Cristall were also taking in the day’s festivities at FedEx Field, ahead of the Capitals’ rookie camp in a few days’ time.

The Commanders finished their first game of the season with a 20-16 victory over Arizona.




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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1 Response to D.C., United: Alex Ovechkin Attends Washington Commanders Season Opener

  1. Anonymous says:

    The whole franchise at the game. No wonder it was a sellout πŸ˜‚

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