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Ovechkin on Movember ‘stache: ‘I feel weird, but it’s fun’

Nov 5, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

Alex Ovechkin is returning from an upper-body injury on Tuesday, but that’s old news. The bigger news – obviously – is that Ovi is growing his first Movember ‘stache, as reports.

Here’s photo evidence of the great eight hairs:


And video:

When Ovechkin says he feels “fresh,” it’s pretty certain that he’s talking about his physical health heading into tonight’s game against the New York Islanders.

The mustache? Maybe not as fresh.

“First time I did it,” Ovechkin said. “I feel weird, but it’s fun.”

The term “Movechkin” is being thrown around in some quarters. Do you approve?

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 5, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Absolutely. Looks great.

  2. charlieconway96 - Nov 5, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Some guys (Ovechkin for example) should probably just support the cause with a nice monetary donation to charity rather than creeping the hell out of everyone.

  3. canucks30 - Nov 5, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Real men rock Movember all year round

    • bigbenh8tr - Nov 5, 2013 at 8:10 PM

      Movember is cool. Hockey players can pull off the stache but most people rocking it year around are just compensating for low confidence or something else

  4. dhawks19 - Nov 5, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Who cares?

  5. jhuck92 - Nov 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    It’s nowhere near Tim Thomas’s vintage 70’s porn ‘stache.

  6. govtminion - Nov 5, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    “It feels strange. Normally I don’t have time to grow a playoff beard before we get eliminated, so I don’t have face hair often.”

  7. herc883 - Nov 5, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Me thinks he’s been working on that more than 5 days…

  8. jrocknstuff - Nov 5, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    If you like that stache you should see his mother’s

  9. peterjohnjoseph - Nov 5, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    I find it hard to believe that a guy who has cared less about getting his front tooth replaced for the last 5-6 years can feel anymore awkward about his face because of a mustache.

  10. muckleflugga - Nov 6, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    well, let’s hope he doesn’t suffer the same fate suffered by sidney crosby [ pause to genuflect, kiss ring ] that likely contributed to the early exit of trade deadline cup winners, the pittsburgh penguins

    yes, little known to pens faithful was the serious upper lip infection that badly weakened sidney [ pause to bow with head touching floor in humble reverence ] during the penguins abbreviated playoff run

    it would appear the glue used to glue the caterpillar on sid the kid’s lip for the obligatory playoff beard, introduced damaging toxins to a lip normally functioning at stellar proportions when in full sneer. sidney was simply not his yappy superstar self and jarome, in ghost-like fashion had already disappeared?

    no ovi, set the caterpillar free, it’s the humane thing to do…

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