ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will appear on NBC’s Today Show on Monday, Jan. 20. Ovechkin will be live at Rockefeller Center in New York City and will be interviewed by hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie about his recent selection to represent Team Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Ovechkin will be making his third Olympic appearance in February. The Moscow native was the first Russian to carry the Olympic Torch in a ceremony at Olympia, Greece on Sept., 29, 2013. The son of a two-time women’s basketball gold medalist with the USSR, Ovechkin has represented Russia in three World Junior Championships, nine World Championships and the World Cup of Hockey. Since entering the NHL in 2005-06, Ovechkin leads all players in goals, points, power-play goals, power-play points and game-winning goals.