Athletistic / Hockey. Former Washington Capitals general manager Brian McLellan spoke about his correspondence with the Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin. According to the official, the Russian often uses emoticons to communicate on social networks.

“I spoke with Ovechkin even before the free-agent market opened. We discussed with him possible changes in the team. Alex is a big fan of emojis, so there are more of them in our correspondence than messages or dialogues. After he took over as general manager, I spoke with him and explained to him ‘that Chris is taking over, but I will always be close to Washington,'” McLellan was quoted as saying by RMNB.

Brian McLellan handed over his position as Capitals general manager to Chris Patrick last week. It is worth noting that it was under McLellan that Washington won its first ever Stanley Cup. That happened in June 2018.

Alexander Ovechkin has scored 65 (31+34) points in the “goal+assist” system in 79 games of the 2023/2024 NHL regular season. In total, he has scored 853 goals and 697 assists during his NHL career. The Russian has been performing in North America since the fall of 2005. His contract with Washington is valid for two more years.