35 Facts About Ovechkin

1. On 23 May 2018, 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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2. Alex Ovechkin skipped the NHL All-Star Game in order to rest his body as much as possible, and he got his wish.

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3. On 23 May 2018, 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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4. Alex Ovechkin is still doing Alex Ovechkin things and overall Washington has a 10.2 shooting percentage at five-on-five, tops in the NHL.

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5. On 6 December 2018, Ovechkin became the fastest player in NHL history—and ninth overall—to take 5,000 shots on goal, reaching that mark in only 1,031 career games.

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6. On 23 May 2018, 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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7. Alexander Ovechkin has celebrated the total number of 33 birthdays till date.

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8. Alex Ovechkin is basically Ted Leonsis's son in this commissioned family portrait.

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9. On 11 September 2015, Ovechkin announced via Instagram his engagement to Nastya Shubskaya whom he subsequently married.

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10. On 21 January 2008, in Pittsburgh, when Ovechkin took a run at Malkin, which would have seemingly resulted in a devastating hit had Malkin not ducked out of the way just in time.

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11. In November 2017 Ovechkin started a movement called PutinTeam in support of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the support of Russian actors, sportsmen, musicians and NHL players including Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk and others.

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12. On 6 July 2009, Ovechkin was named an ambassador for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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13. On 11 June 2008, Ovechkin launched his own line of designer streetwear with CCM.

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14. In the 2014 Winter Olympics, Ovechkin represented Russia under enormous pressure as the tournament was hosted on home ice in Sochi.

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15. At the 2008 IIHF World Championships, Ovechkin helped lead Russia to the gold medal by finishing with 12 points in nine games.

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16. For his efforts, Ovechkin was one of six players selected to the Media All-Star Team.

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17. In 2006, Ovechkin played in his first Winter Olympic Games.

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18. 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.

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19. At the age of 18, Ovechkin was named captain of the junior Russian national team.

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20. 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 the United States, and an assist.

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21. Alex Ovechkin is considered by many to be the greatest goal scorer in NHL history, with a real chance at overtaking Wayne Gretsky in total career goals.

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22. On 23 May 2018, 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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23. At the conclusion of the regular season, Ovechkin was awarded the Rocket Richard trophy for the seventh time in his career.

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24. On 11 January 2017, 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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25. On 23 January 2012, Ovechkin received a three-game suspension for a hit on Zbynek Michalek of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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26. On 5 January 2010, Ovechkin was named captain of the Washington Capitals after previous captain Chris Clark was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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27. On 1 February, Ovechkin was named NHL Rookie of the Month for January 2006 as well as being named Offensive Player of the Month, becoming only the third player in NHL history to earn both honors simultaneously.

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28. On 13 January 2006, in Anaheim, Ovechkin scored his first career hat trick against Jean-Sebastien Giguere of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to help Washington win the game.

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29. In 2017, Ovechkin was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players of all-time.

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30. Alex Ovechkin 'was the happiest kid in the world' when he met pro athletes.

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31. Alex Ovechkin continued his blistering goal-scoring pace against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night.

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32. Alex Ovechkin hits the ice with 80 youth hockey players in Arlington.

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33. Alex Ovechkin finally winning a Stanley Cup will certainly be pointed to as one of the more emotional moments in NHL history, and he's paying it forward.

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34. Alex Ovechkin is the greatest goal-scorer of his generation, perhaps of all-time.

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35. On June 26, 2004, Alex Ovechkin was selected first overall by the Washington Capitals.

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