Asked by: Amy Garcia
NEW YORK — Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games without pay for a charging incident in which he launched himself to hit Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek during NHL Game #714 in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Jan.
Will Ovechkin be protected?
The only team that isn’t losing a player is the Vegas Golden Knights, they are exempt from the expansion draft. Alex Ovechkin was left unprotected because he has yet to sign a contract extension and it is highly unlikely the Kraken take him since they would have to negotiate with him first.
Will Ovechkin resign with caps?
“Alex embodies what our franchise is all about, and we’re thrilled that he will continue his career in the Caps uniform for the next five years.” Ovechkin signed for one more season than most were expecting, extending him past longtime running mate Nicklas Backstrom’s contract that runs through 2024-25.
Will the NHL suspend Russian hockey players?
Earlier this week, the NHL announced it suspended all ties to Russian business partners and digital media, while also recently severing any communication to the KHL. Because of the attacks, one player agent has also claimed that his Russian clients have faced a number of death threats and harassment from fans.
Why is OVI not in the All-Star Game?
Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin placed in COVID protocol, will not participate at NHL All-Star Game. Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been placed in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol and will be unavailable against the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night.
Can Ovechkin go to the Kraken?
Yes, Ovechkin is technically unprotected and exposed to being selected by the Kraken. Yet, Seattle would have to negotiate terms of a new deal with him since Ovechkin is a pending free agent.
Who lost Caps to Kraken?
The Washington Capitals offseason just got more interesting with the loss of Vitek Vanecek in the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft. The Kraken made the right choice and acquired a goaltender of the future. The 25 year old went 21-10-4 in his lone season with the Capitals with a .
Will Ovechkin pass Gretzky?
If we assume that Ovechkin keeps scoring in that vicinity, breaking Gretzky’s record is definitely a strong possibility. If we take that 0.60 goals-per-game clip and average that out, Ovechkin could break Gretzky’s record during the 2023–25 season.
Who is the oldest NHL player?
Zdeno Chara, Joe Thornton and Craig Anderson all entered this season in their 40s, with Chara being the oldest of the bunch at age 44.
Oldest players in the NHL this season.
|Zdeno Chara||New York Islanders||45|
|Joe Thornton||Florida Panthers||42|
|Craig Anderson||Buffalo Sabres||41|
|Mike Smith||Edmonton Oilers||40|
Who is the highest paid player in the NHL?
1. Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers – $16 million salary. Connor McDavid is the highest-paid ice hockey center in the NHL, with a salary of $16 million.
Who will replace Ovechkin?
forward Tom Wilson
He also will miss the 2022 NHL All-Stars Skills presented by DraftKings Sportsbook on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN, TVAS). Ovechkin will be replaced on the Metropolitan Division roster by Capitals forward Tom Wilson, and Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux will be the Metropolitan Division captain.
Is Ovechkin on COVID protocol?
Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Orlov and Samsonov were placed on the NHL list of players unavailable to play or practice in accordance with League COVID-19 protocols Wednesday.
Who will replace Alex Ovechkin?
Wilson, a forward with the Washington Capitals, will make his NHL All-Star Game debut as a replacement for Capitals teammate Alex Ovechkin for the Metropolitan Division. Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux replaces Ovechkin as Metropolitan captain.
How many games will NHL season have?
The NHL will play 95 games from Feb. 7-22 as part of a comprehensive update to the 2021-22 regular-season schedule announced Wednesday. The update would allow all 32 teams to complete their 82-game schedule by the season’s original end date of April 29.