How to watch the Alex Ovechkin re-signing press event


Alex Ovechkin’s contract status in the nation’s capital was a source of some stress for Washington Capitals fans this offseason. To the delight of many a Washingtonian, the Great 8 signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal this week to remain in D.C. for what will likely be the remainder of his NHL career.

The Capitals will host a virtual press event to officially announce (and celebrate) Ovechkin’s new contract on Thursday. Here’s how you can take in the virtual festivities:

How to watch Ovechkin’s re-signing virtual event

When: Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET

How: The press event will be held via Zoom call. Fans will be able to tune in the Capitals’ Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as NBC Sports Washington’s social media accounts.

Who: Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, team president Dick Patrick, general manager Brian MacLellan and of course Ovechkin himself will all speak at the event. Caps’ TV broadcasters Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin will host the conference.