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Julien Trekker
May 4, 2024  (1:00 PM)
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Washington Capitals' captain Alex Ovechkin in action.
Photo credit: Jess Starr / The Hockey Writers

Alex Ovechkin, captain of the Capitals, commented on the trade rumors sending him out of Washington.

Ovi had a tough first half of the season, which made him think that the team was looking to trade him at the deadline.
He opened up about his situation in Washington, and how happy he is that he remained with the team that drafted him back in 2004:
"Yes, I was worried about being traded this season and I believed it would happen, but thank God, I am still a Capital. Honestly, this whole situation was tough for me."

Fortunately for the Caps, Ovi found his stride after the All-Star Break and ended the year with a great tally of 65 points, including 31 goals, in 79 games.
If Washington decides to part ways with him, they would have a big challenge on their hands. He has two seasons left on his $9,500,000 AAV contract with a no-trade clause. Also, he significantly slowed down in recent years, which is normal for a 38 year old player. With that in mind, it would be surprising to see teams interesting in acquiring him on the trade market.
He's only 41 goals away from Wayne Gretzky's mark and it is expected that he'll reach it before the end of his contract, and that it'll be with the Capitals.
Do you think Alex Ovechkin will remain with the Capitals for the rest of his career?
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