While his contract will end at the end of this campaign, Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin isn’t too worried about it.
“I don’t think there is a press. I think we understand everything that’s going on right now, so if it’s done, it’s done. If we do not do it, we will talk and we will see ”, indicated the captain of the“ Caps ”Monday, after the first training of his people in 2020-2021.
This Ovechkin agreement was signed in 2008. It was 13 years old and valued at $ 124 million. The “Great Eight” had negotiated this contract itself and intends to do the same for the next one. However, this is not what occupies the thoughts of the maverick.
“I think the most important thing for me is to play,” he said. Of course, there is one year left (on my contract). I was in this situation 13 years ago when I had to sign a contract and worry about this stuff. But right now I’m 35, I understand everything and I’m an experienced guy. “
“Sure, I’ll think about it when we’re in negotiations, but right now we’re in training camp,” Ovechkin added. Right now, the most important thing is to get back on the ice and get my body moving, get back to my habits, and then we’ll talk. ”
Since his arrival in the National Hockey League, the Russian has terrorized the opposing goalkeepers. In 1152 games, he totaled 706 goals and 572 assists for 1278 points.