(Arlington) Alexander Ovechkin is set to sign a contract extension and will play again for Washington’s capital next season, the team that led him to the 2018 Stanley Cup.
The captain’s contract – worth US $ 124 million for 13 years – expires this summer. The owner behind the previous deal said he had spoken to Ted Leoncis.
“We have time,” Ovechkin said. I want to end my career here. ”
When asked when he could sign, Ovechkin joked, “Maybe we can sign a contract now.”
Ovechkin and Captains were eliminated in five games against the Boston Bruins. This is the third year in a row that the team has lost in the first round of the playoffs since winning their first Stanley Cup.
The Russian winger is sixth on the NHL career scoring list, behind Wayne Gretzky at 730, 164. Despite losing several games due to work stoppages and the pandemic, Ovechkin believes he still has a chance to chase that record. The 16-season NHL veteran turns 36 in September.
Ovechkin said he still enjoys the sport and wants to play hockey as long as possible.
His colleagues said they would be surprised if Ovechkin did not return. “When you think of Washington’s capitals, you think of Alex Ovechkin,” said winger TJ Oshi.
Ovechkin explained that it was a leg injury to miss seven of the last eight games at the end of the season and that would prevent him from reaching Russia at the World Championships in Latvia. He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture and that his confession had been obtained through torture.