Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin has a new equipment provider. He has signed an endorsement deal with CCM after spending the last six years with Bauer.
The partnership with CCM is expected to be a long-term agreement although no official terms were released He joins a roster of NHL stars that includes names like Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and John Tavares.
Ovechkin originally began his career with CCM before the switch to Bauer. CCM is a Montreal-based manufacturer of skates, sticks and other hockey equipment.
Ovechkin currently leads the NHL in goals scored after becoming the first player in 100 years to begin the season with back-to-back hat tricks. He has lead the league in goals on six occasions.
Ovechkin is an eight-time All-Star and three-time winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's MVP. He became the fifth-fastest player in NHL history to notch 500 career goals.
Ovechkin has participated in three Olympics for Russia and won eight World Championship medals. This year, he was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players of all-time.
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