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Rumor: Ovechkin to retire!?

The 33 year old sniper shocks Capitals fans with his comments.

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As hockey fans, we’ve been spoiled to with the career of Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin the past decade and a half. Ovi has torn up the league since the moment he arrived and, frankly, we’ve loved every minute of it. 

Ovechkin has topped the 50 goal plateau nine times in his career, and may well go down in history as the great goal scorer in NHL history. At 33 years old though, he doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all. In fact, the Russian sniper has won the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL’s top goal scorer the past two seasons. Not bad for an old man, eh?

Well… here’s the problem… the party may be coming to an abrupt halt. 

In discussion with Russian publisher tass.ru, Ovechkin admitted that he’s considering retirement when his contract with the Capitals expires in 2021.

Check out these translator comments:

 “I still have two more years of contract. Let’s see if I will play and continue my career, it all depends on my health. I don’t want to be broken, I want to run with children. “

Say it ain’t so! Don’t go, Ovi!

Ovechkin will likely enter the top 10 in all-time NHL goal scoring this upcoming season and would need to average his career pace for the next five seasons to surpass The Great One Wayne Gretzky as the NHL’s all-time goal scoring leader.