Report: Ovechkin to play for Russia at World Championship Staff

4/12/2014 9:51:14 AM

Alex Ovechkin will play for Russia at the upcoming Worlds.

According to Yahoo Sports writer Dmitry Chesnokov, Dynamo Moscow President confirmed to the Russian Hockey Federation's official site the Washington Capitals' superstar will play at the World Hockey Championship.

Ovechkin currently leads the NHL with 51 goals and is tied for seventh in points with 79.

The 28-year-old former first overall draft pick will be looking to help Russia rebound from their poor showing at the Olympics in Sochi earlier this year.