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Alexander Ovechkin


Alexander OvechkinAlexander Ovechkin, a Moscow born hockey player, was the number one draft pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. In his first NHL season (2004-05), Ovechkin won the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year. The following NHL season (2006-07), Alexander scored a league leading 65 goals (to earn the Rocket Richard Trophy) and racked up a league leading 112 points (earning him the Art Ross Trophy). That same season he was also honored with the Lester B. Pearson Award (top player judged by members of the NHL Players' Association) and the prestigious Hart Memorial Trophy (league's MVP). Proving he was in a class of his own, it came as little surprise when the Washington Capitals signed their star to a lucrative contract extension the following year (2008). With a price-tag of $124 million over 13 years, it is the highest contract (to date) in NHL history.



Alexander Ovechkin Facts


Position: Left Wing

Shoots: Right

Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Weight: 220 lbs (99.8 kg)

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

Place of Birth: Moscow, USSR

NHL Entry Draft: 1st overall, 2004

Professional Hockey Teams

  • Dynamo Moscow (2001-05)
  • Washington Capitals




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Alexander Ovechkin Awards & Records

National Hockey League (NHL)

  • All-Rookie Team: 2006
  • First All-Star Team: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009...
  • Sporting News Player of the Year: 2008, 2009...
  • All-Star Game Selections: 2007, 2008, 2009...
  • 2006 Calder Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year)
  • Lester B. Pearson Award: 2008, 2009...
  • Kharlamov Trophy: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009...
  • Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP): 2008, 2009...
  • Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy: 2008, 2009...
  • Art Ross Trophy: 2008 (112 points)
  • First player to win the Art Ross and Maurice Richard Trophies, Lester B. Pearson Award and Hart Trophy in a single season.
  • Most goals scored by a left-winger in a season (2007-08): 65 goals
  • Tied for fastest overtime goal: 6 seconds


International Hockey

  • 2003 World Juniors: Team Russia Gold Medal
  • 2005 World Juniors: Best Forward
  • 2006 Winter Olympics: All-Tournament Team
  • 2006 World Championship: Media All-Star Team
  • 2008 World Championship: Team Russia Gold Medal
  • 2008 World Championship: Media All-Star Team




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