In December 2008, Washington decided that Ovechkin’s contract must be re-signed. By that time, Alexander managed to become a world champion, to become the most productive player in the league in 10 years and was generally well done. The Capitals offered the player an agreement for 13 seasons worth 124 million euros. The player agreed.
- Ovechkin hit an opponent in the groin with a stick in the match with Boston
- Ovechkin received the maximum possible punishment for hitting an opponent in the groin
- Ovechkin and Washington postponed negotiations on a new contract
- Forward of “Washington” had a fight with the player of “Boston” who was bullying Ovechkin
- Ovechkin congratulated teammate on his 700th NHL assist