1. On 11 September 2015, Alexander Ovechkin announced via Instagram his engagement to Nastya Shubskaya whom he subsequently married.
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8. Alexander Ovechkin joined the Russian team late in the 2015 IIHF World Championships, where Russia won the silver medal.
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9. Alexander Ovechkin joined the national team after the Capitals were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2013.
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10. Alexander 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, Alexander Ovechkin helped lead Russia to the gold medal by finishing with 12 points in nine games.
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14. In 2006, Alexander Ovechkin played in his first Winter Olympic Games.
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17. Alexander 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, Alexander 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. Alexander 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, Alexander 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. Alexander 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, Alexander 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. Alexander 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, Alexander Ovechkin received a three-game suspension for a hit on Zbynek Michalek of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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37. Alexander Ovechkin helped lead a rejuvenated Capitals team back to the Stanley Cup playoffs with a stronger supporting cast that included countryman Alexander Semin, rookie center Nicklas Backstrom and defenseman Mike Green.
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39. Alexander 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. Alexander Ovechkin began playing in the Russian Super League in Dynamo Moscow at the age of 16.
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45. Alexander Ovechkin credits his elder brother Sergei for introducing him to, and encouraging him to pursue, hockey.
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47. Alexander Ovechkin has played for Russia at the Winter Olympics in 2006, 2010, and 2014.
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50. In 2017, Alexander Ovechkin was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players of all-time.
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51. Alexander 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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