Alexander Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin

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:17 Sep,1985
:33 years, 11 months
:Moscow, Moscow, Russia

About Alexander Ovechkin

Alexander Mikhailovich "Alex" Ovechkin is a Russian professional ice hockey winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Prior to playing in the NHL, Ovechkin played for HC Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague for four seasons from 2001 until 2005, and he played for Dynamo again (this time in the Kontinental Hockey League) during the 2012–13 NHL lockout.

International play:

At the age of 16, Ovechkin helped lead the Junior National Team to the Gold medal with two hat tricks, one against Switzerland and one against USA, and an assist.

2002-He also was selected to play at the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships, which he amassed 14 goals and four assists in eight games, leading Russia to a silver medal.

2003-At the age of 18, Ovechkin was named captain of the junior Russian national team. Russia finished fifth in the tournament. In 2003, the team would go on to win a gold medal in the IIHF World U20 Championship.

2004-At the age of 19, Ovechkin was named to the Russian national team for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, making him the youngest player to play in the tournament.

2005-In 2005, Ovechkin played in his first IIHF men's World Championships. He scored five goals and three assists, landing eighth in the top scorers list and sharing third place in goal scoring.

2006-In 2006, Ovechkin played in his first Winter Olympic Games. Although Russia came away from the games without a medal, Ovechkin scored five goals in the tournament, including the game-winner against Canada's Martin Brodeur, eliminating Canada from the tournament.

At the 2006 IIHF World Championships, Ovechkin scored six goals and three assists (nine points) in seven games before Russia lost 4–3 to the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals. For his efforts, Ovechkin was one of six players selected to the Media All-Star Team

2008-At the 2008 IIHF World Championships, Ovechkin helped lead Russia to the gold medal by finishing with 12 points (six goals, six assists) in nine games. He was selected to the Media All-Star Team for the second time in five tournament appearances.

2010-In the 2010 Winter Olympics, Ovechkin and Team Russia were one of the favourites to win the Gold Medal. 

2011-Ovechkin also joined the Russian team for the 2011 IIHF World Championships after the Capitals were eliminated from the NHL playoffs

2012-Ovechkin played in Russia's last three games of the 2012 IIHF World Championships. He recorded two goals and two assists as Russia won the tournament.

2014-Ovechkin participated in the 2014 IIHF World Championships. Russia won gold. He also joined the Russian team late in the 2015 IIHF World Championships, where Russia won the silver medal.

Alexander Ovechkin Achievements

Awards and achievements:

Order of Honour:

Asteroid 257261 Ovechkin was named in his honor by Leonid Elenin.

Ride of Fame honored Alex Ovechkin with a double decker sightseeing bus in Washington DC 


Russian Superleague: 2005 RSL Champion

KHL: 2013 Gagarin Cup Champion (Gold Medal)


NHL First All-Star Team: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015

NHL Second All-Star Team: 2011, 2013, 2014

NHL All-Rookie Team: 2006

NHL All-Star Game selections: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015

NHL All-Star Game SuperSkills Competition – "Breakaway Challenge" Winner (2008, 2009, 2011)

Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP): 2008, 2009, 2013

Lester B. Pearson Award/ Ted Lindsay Award* (Most Outstanding Player): 2008, 2009, 2010*

Art Ross Trophy (Scoring Leader): 2008 (112 points)

Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy (Most Goals): 2008 (65 goals), 2009 (56 goals), 2013 (32 goals; lockout shortened), 2014 (51 goals), 2015 (53 goals)

Kharlamov Trophy: 2006, 2007, 2008,- 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015

Calder Memorial Trophy (NHL Rookie of the Year): 2006

NHL Player of the Year – The Sporting News: 2008, 2009

NHL Player of the Year – Sports Illustrated: 2013

Wayne Gretzky Award (Most Valuable Player) – The Hockey News: 2013

Led the NHL in goals per game & points per game for three straight seasons (2007–08, 2008–09 & 2009–10)

Led the NHL playoffs in goals per game (2009, 2010) and points per game (2009)

Holds the NHL record for most seasons of 10+ game-winning goals (5)

Only player in NHL history to be named to the NHL First All-Star Team in each of his first five seasons

Sixth player in NHL history to record 50+ Goals in at least 6 seasons

Eighth player in NHL history to win the Hart Trophy at least three times (Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Clarke, Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, Eddie Shore and Howie Morenz)


2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Best Forward & All-Star Team

2006 Winter Olympics – All-Star Team

2006 World Championships – All-Star Team

2008 World Championships – All-Star Team

2008 World Championships – Gold Medal

2012 World Championships – Gold Medal

2014 World Championships – Gold Medal


NHL records:

First player to win the Art Ross Trophy, Maurice Richard Trophy, Lester B. Pearson Award and Hart Memorial Trophy as well as win all four in a single season (Note: The Maurice Richard Trophy was established for the 1998–99 season).

Only player to be named to the NHL First All-Star Team in each of his first five seasons

Most goals scored by a left-winger in a season (2007–08) – 65 goals

Most points scored by a left-wing rookie (2005–06) – 106 points

Most shots on goal by a left-winger in a season (2008–09) – 528 shots

Most shots on goal by a rookie in a season (2005–06) – 425 shots

Point streak in consecutive games to start an NHL career by a No. 1 overall pick (2005–06) – 8 games

Most regular season points by a Russian-born NHL rookie (2005–06) – 106 points

Fastest overtime goal – 6 seconds; (December 15, 2006 vs. Atlanta Thrashers; tied with Mats Sundin and David Legwand)

Only player to be named to both the NHL First and Second All-Star Teams in the same season: 2012–13

Washington Capitals records:

Most seasons with 50 or more goals – 6 (2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2013–14, 2014–15)

Most shots on goal in a season – 528 (2008–09)

Most goals in a season (2007–08) – 65 goals

Most power play goals – 176 (April 12, 2015)

Most power play goals in a season (2014–15) – 25 PP goals

Most career overtime goals – 15 OT goals

Most career penalty shots attempted – 10 shots (most recent on March 7, 2015)

Most goals in a season by a rookie (2005–06) – 52 goals

Most points in a season by a rookie (2005–06) – 106 points

Point streak by a rookie – 11 games (17 points; 5 goals, 12 assists), March 18 – April 7, 2006

Point streak by a rookie to start season – 8 games

Goal streak by a rookie – 7 games, February 10 – March 8, 2006

Most career hat tricks – 13 (tie with Peter Bondra; last December 10, 2013)

Most career goals - 475

Most career points - 895

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