Spencer Carbery on his phone conversations with Alex Ovechkin: ‘You can just feel his energy and excitement and enthusiasm’
The Capitals will have a new look behind the bench this fall, with Spencer Carbery taking the reins as the franchise’s 20th head coach. Carbery will head a veteran-laden roster — including captain Alex Ovechkin — as they attempt to rebound after missing the playoffs for the first time in nine years.
Ovechkin has stayed in Moscow for the summer but has remained in contact with the the coaching staff in Washington. With training camp less than a month away, Carbery told NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti that Ovechkin is eager to get to work.