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The Washington Capitals will host a virtual press event, via Zoom, with captain Alex Ovechkin, MSE Founder and CEO Ted Leonsis, President Dick Patrick and General Manager Brian MacLellan today at 2 p.m. ET. Fans will be able to watch and listen on the Capitals and NBC Sports Washington's social media channels as Capitals' television announcer Joe Beninati and color analyst Craig Laughlin host the media event from the William Hill sportsbook broadcast studio at Capital One Arena to officially announce Ovechkin's five-year contract extension with the Capitals. 

Schedule & Availability


2 p.m.: Alex Ovechkin Press Event

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July 29, 2021

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Washington Post: A week after losing Vitek Vanecek to Seattle, Capitals reacquire goalie from Kraken / 5 seasons. 164 goals. Here are Alex Ovechkin's odds to top Wayne Gretzky's record.

NBC Sports Washington: Caps reacquire goalie Vanecek from Seattle / Tight against salary cap, Caps have quiet start to free agency / How to watch the Alex Ovechkin re-signing press event / Twitter commemorates Vanecek's illustrious career in Seattle / Why the Caps could replace Vitek Vanecek with Vitek Vanecek / Alex Ovechkin's contract announcement was a nod to Michael Jordan / Sabres sign G Craig Anderson after playoff heroics with Caps / Ex-Capitals goalie Braden Holtby signs with Dallas Stars

The Athletic: How does Capitals' salary cap situation look after bringing back Vitek Vanecek from Kraken? Vanecek traded to Capitals by Kraken, was picked in Expansion Draft / Grubauer, Andersen, Ullmark among goalies on move in NHL free agency (Vitek Vanecek mentioned) / Perry, Saad, Parise top remaining NHL unrestricted free agents (Zdeno Chara mentioned)

Washington Times: Capitals reunite with Vitek Vanecek, trading second-round pick to Kraken

AP: Goalies on the move: Grubauer to Kraken, Holtby to Stars (Washington Capitals mentioned)

ESPN: 2021 NHL free agency: Top takeaways from a $500 million first day (Washington Capitals, Vitek Vanecek mentioned)

Everything GP: Grande Prairie's Garin Bjorklund hoping to impress Hockey Canada brass at junior development camp

Fox21Online: Former UMD Captain Hunter Shepard Signs Two-Year, Two-Way Deal with Washington Capitals

The Fourth Period: Blues Remain Engaged in Tarasenko Trade Talks (Washington Capitals mentioned)

The Score: Kraken flip Vanecek back to Capitals for 2nd-rounder

Sportsnet: Capitals get Vanecek back from Kraken after losing him in expansion draft

TASS: NHL Deputy Commissioner Daly lauds Ovechkin's extended contract with Washington Capitals

TSN: Capitals re-acquire Vanecek from Kraken

Washington Hockey Now: Breaking Down Washington Capitals' Re-Acquisition Of Vitek Vanecek / Silber: Patience Name Of The Game For Capitals To Open Free Agency / Sammi's Daily Mix: NHL Free Agency Is Here, Ovechkin Staying In D.C.