On June 7, Alex Ovechkin seemingly accomplished everything he could in the NHL. He became playoff MVP and held up the Stanley Cup for the first time in his career. Ovechkin is the only player in NHL history with a Calder Trophy, a Hart Trophy, a Maurice Richard Trophy, a Ted Lindsay Award, an Art Ross Trophy, a Conn Smythe Trophy, and a Stanley Cup.
Since first joining the NHL, Ovechkin has maintained that the two biggest goals of his career were to win the Stanley Cup and earn an Olympic gold medal just like his mother Tatyana.
Did winning the Stanley Cup last season change Ovechkin’s calculus when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2021? That summer, Ovechkin will complete a 13-year $124 million contract with the Capitals – the biggest in franchise history.
Igor Rabiner asked Ovechkin about his next contract during an interview with Sport-Express after the Caps’ recent west coast swing.