Gearing up for his 19th NHL season, captain Alex Ovechkin joined the Washington Capitals’ informal skate Tuesday at the team’s practice facility.
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— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) September 5, 2023
Ovechkin was part of a “big group” at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, according to The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir, including Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstom and John Carlson.
The 37-year-old, who holds franchise records in games played, points and assists, is 72 goals away from tying the NHL’s all-time goals scored record currently held by Wayne Gretzky.
Capitals training camp is schedule to begin on Sept. 21.