The Washington Capitals were bounced in the first round of their Stanley Cup Playoffs matchup with the Boston Bruins, bringing an end to their short quest to bring a second championship to the nation’s capital since 2018.
One of the biggest questions surrounding the franchise is the future of captain Alexander Ovechkin, who is slated to become an unrestricted free-agent.
Since being drafted with the 1st overall pick in the 2004 NHL Draft, Ovechkin has only suited up for the Capitals while becoming one of the NHL’s all-time great goal scorers.
And according to the man himself, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be wearing another NHL jersey.
“I’m confident, obviously,” Ovechkin said to the media earlier today. “We still have time. Obviously I want to finish my career here. I’m pretty sure we will do something soon.”
Despite getting up there in age, Ovechkin’s goal scoring abilities haven’t dried up. With 730 career goals, he still remains within striking distance of the all-time record of 892 set by Wayne Gretzky.
– – Quotes via Hockey Feed Link – –