Ovie started the year by scoring a goal and adding an assist in the opening game of the season against the Calgary Flames. Washington lost the game 4-6, but it was evident from the first drop of the puck that Ovechkin has a fire lit under him this season.
Ovechkin has now scored four goals through the first three games of the season and has been peppering shots on opposing goaltenders. The winger has also helped on two goals and fired 24 shots on net this season. He is off to the best start of his eight-year-career.
Head coach, Adam Oates, has worked tirelessly with the Russian assassin this off-season and it has done wonders for Ovie’s offensive game. Ovechkin has never had a coach with as much scoring experience as Oates (1,420 career points) and the knowledge that coach has bestowed upon his player has obviously helped him take his game to the next level, which is pretty scary.
Ovechkin is obviously the best winger in fantasy hockey, but this may be the year where he makes the push to be the top player in all of fantasy. He is off to a MVP start and the four-time All-Star should rival his career numbers across the board this season.