Alexander Ovechkin

Ice Hockey Player
Born Sep 17, 1985

Alexander Mikhaylovich 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.… Read More

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  • Ovechkin Scores 35 Seconds In To Record 1,000th Point
    ABC News - 12 days ago
  • Sweden Holds Off Russia In World Cup Of Hockey
    Yahoo News - Sep 19, 2016
  • Ovechkin Once Again Left To Wonder What Could Have Been
    Yahoo News - May 11, 2016
  • Capitals Take 3 0 Lead In Series With Flyers
    Yahoo News - Apr 19, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Alexander Ovechkin.


1985 Birth Born on September 17, 1985.


2001 - 2002 4 More Events
2003 17 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was so highly regarded that the Florida Panthers attempted to draft him in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft in the ninth round, even though his birthday was two days after the cut-off (September 15, 1985). … Read More
A highly touted prospect, Ovechkin was selected by the Capitals first overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
With the threat of the lockout cancelling another NHL season, Ovechkin signed a contract with rival Russian team Avangard Omsk. In order to maintain his eligibility for the NHL in the event that the lockout ended, the contract contained an out clause with a July 20, 2005, deadline.


2006 - 2007 5 More Events
Late in the season, on March 3, 2008, Ovechkin notched his 50th, 51st and 52nd goals of the campaign for his fourth career NHL hat trick and to hit the 50-goal mark for the second time in his career.
On January 24, 2009, at the SuperSkills Competition, Malkin assisted Ovechkin in his stunt during the Breakaway Challenge. … Read More
On January 5, 2010, Ovechkin was named captain of the Washington Capitals after previous captain Chris Clark was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets. … Read More
In 2011, Ovechkin and the Capitals took part in the New Year's Day NHL Winter Classic, facing the Pittsburgh Penguins. … Read More
On January 23, 2012, Ovechkin received a three-game suspension for a hit on Zbyněk Michálek of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Ovechkin only scored two points in a first round exit of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs against the New York Rangers, during which he played with a hairline fracture in his foot.
Ovechkin participated in the 2014 IIHF World Championships. … Read More
He marked 500 career NHL goals in the 2015-16 season and has also led the league in scoring for the past four years.


2016 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 10, 2016, Ovechkin scored his 500th and 501st goals in a 7–1 victory over the Ottawa Senators, becoming the 43rd player to reach the 500-goal plateau, and the fifth-fastest player to do so, as well as the first Russian.
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