On Monday night, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals were the subjects of a question on Jeopardy. The question appeared on Jeopardy Teen Tournament – the teenage version of America’s Favorite Game Show where 15 teens compete for a $100,000 grand prize.
The question is one that every Capitals fan should be able to answer.
Get your buzzers ready, you guys.
The category of the questions was “2018 ESPY Winners” and the question that name-dropped Ovechkin, fittingly, was the $800 question. ESPY is ESPN’s annual awards show.
— Alec Gearty (@gearty83) June 17, 2019
The answer, of course, is “What is the Washington Capitals.” The contestant who answered the question correctly was eighth-grader Ryan Presler from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Ovechkin was the first NHL player to ever win ESPY’s “Best Male Athlete” award. The other nominees that year were Jose Altuve (Houston Astros), James Harden (Houston Rockets) and Tom Brady (New England Patriots).
In other Jeopardy-related hockey news, longtime host Alex Trebek was recently announced as one of the presenters at the 2019 NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Ovechkin is scheduled to receive his record-setting eighth Rocket Richard Trophy in recognition for being the NHL’s leading goalscorer.
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