Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin is a Russian professional ice hockey winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. Often referred to as “Ovi” and “The Great Eight,” Ovechkin is considered by many to be one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time. Ovechkin began his professional career with Russian Superleague Dynamo Moscow, played there for four seasons from 2001-2005, and returned briefly to the 2012-13 NHL route. As a much-vaunted prospect, Ovechkin was first selected by the Capitals in the 2004 NHL Draft. However, he will remain in Russia until 2005 due to his 2004-2005 NHL lockout. In the 2005-06 NHL season, Ovechkin's first for the Capitals, he scored 52 goals and 54 assists to lead all new recruits in points, winning the Calder Memorial Trophy as the new average in the l year and finishing third in the tournament score.
All-Star winger who won the Hart Trophy for league MVP three times in 2013 to become the eighth player in NHL history to do it. In 2016, he became the fifth-fastest player in NHL history to reach 500 career goals, as well as the first Russian to do it. With the Washington Capitals, he won his first Stanley Cup Championship in 2018.
At the age of 16, he began playing in Russian hockey leagues.
The Washington Capitals drafted him first overall in the 2004 NHL Draft, and he was named to his first All-Star squad in 2007. With 65 goals in 2007-08 and 56 goals in 2008-09, he led the NHL in goals for two consecutive seasons.
Alexander's enthusiasm for hockey was sparked by his older brother Sergei, who unfortunately died in a vehicle accident when Alexander was ten years old. In 2016, he married Anastasia Shubskaya, with whom he had two boys, Sergei and Ilya.
In consecutive rounds, he and Sidney Crosby were the first overall picks, and they immediately established themselves as two of the game's greatest players.
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