Alex Ovechkin: I will definitely play in 2018 Winter Olympics

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The NHL hasn’t decided if it will approve its players to take part in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, but that’s not stopping¬†Alex Ovechkin.

“I and other players will definitely come,” to the Winter Games, Ovechkin said, according to Russia’s TASS news agency. More comments in Russian were posted by Sovetsky Sport.

Ovechkin, 29, played in the last three Olympics, including a quarterfinal exit from the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. Russia rebounded to win gold at the 2014 World Championship and silver at the 2015 World Championship.

U.S. grouped with Russia in 2018 Winter Olympic men’s hockey tournament