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
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.