1. On 11 September 2015, Alex Ovechkin announced via Instagram his engagement to Nastya Shubskaya whom he subsequently married.
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8. Alex Ovechkin joined the Russian team late in the 2015 IIHF World Championships, where Russia won the silver medal.
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9. Alex Ovechkin joined the national team after the Capitals were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2013.
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10. Alex Ovechkin played in five games for the Russian team, but did not manage to score any points, the first time he failed to score any points in a World Championship tournament.
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12. At the 2008 IIHF World Championships, Alex Ovechkin helped lead Russia to the gold medal by finishing with 12 points in nine games.
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14. In 2006, Alex Ovechkin played in his first Winter Olympic Games.
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17. Alex Ovechkin holds the record for most points scored in IIHF U18 World Championships with 31 points in 14 games.
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18. At the age of 16, Alex Ovechkin helped lead the junior national team to the gold medal with two hat tricks, one against Switzerland and one against the United States, and an assist.
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21. Alex Ovechkin went on to become the first Russian player to captain a team to the Stanley Cup.
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23. On 23 May 2018, Alex Ovechkin helped lead the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Finals for their first time since 1998—going on to help them win their first national championship in franchise history.
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24. Alex Ovechkin became the second player, tied with Bobby Hull, to win the NHL's goal scoring title seven times.
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25. On 11 January 2017, Alex Ovechkin scored his 1,000th career point, becoming the 37th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 points with only one team.
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27. Alex Ovechkin had switched to playing right wing that entire season so was voted to the First All-Star Team's right wing, but because some voters were not aware of the change, voted for him at his traditional left wing position, therefore landing him left wing on the Second All-Star Team.
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29. On 23 January 2012, Alex Ovechkin received a three-game suspension for a hit on Zbynek Michalek of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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39. Alex Ovechkin was named to the NHL First All-Star Team, the first rookie to receive the honor in 15 years.
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43. Alex Ovechkin began playing in the Russian Super League in Dynamo Moscow at the age of 16.
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46. Alex Ovechkin credits his elder brother Sergei for introducing him to, and encouraging him to pursue, hockey.
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48. Alex Ovechkin has played for Russia at the Winter Olympics in 2006, 2010, and 2014.
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51. In 2017, Alex Ovechkin was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players of all-time.
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52. Alex Ovechkin has led the NHL in goal scoring seven times, which is tied for the most times in history with Bobby Hull.
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