Alexander Ovechkin Biography


Alexander Ovechkin

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Birth Name: Alexander Ovechkin
Date of birth:
Birth Country: Russia
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign: virgo
Age:   31 Years
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Alexander Ovechkin, who won the 2006 Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year, is a professional ice hockey from Russia. She is serving as the winger and captain of the Washington Capitals in NHL. He has won several honors and titles in his career. Tall and talented, Alexander was born as Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin in Moscow, Russia to Mikhail Ovechkin and Tatyana Ovechkina. Both of his parents are also a former sports person. He is a Russian national and is of Russian descent.

Though Alexander is a successful player as an ice hockey and is already in his 30s, it seems like he is still in search of love of his life. There is no any information about his love affairs, girlfriend and his married life.

Alexander's interest in sports began at the age of 2. At the age of 2, while he was in a Soviet toy store he took a hockey stick and he hesitated to leave it there. He also used to run the 10th floor apartment on foot rather than taking the elevator. He also used to visit the soccer ground at a young age. As his interest in hockey was increasing, he attended hockey school when he was just 8. Though his parents hesitated to take his to the rink, his talent was discovered by the Ovechkin's coach and he pursued his parents to enroll ALex in hockey. When he was 16, he joined Russian Superleague as a Dynamo Moscow player. He turned professional in 2001 and displayed some beautiful games for the next four years. As his talent was growing with the passage of time, he was drafted to the Washington Capitals in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft but he stayed in Dynamo for one more season due to the 2004–05 NHL lockouts. During that year he also lead Dynamo win the RSL title. With the end of the lockout, he joined Washington Capitals at the end of 2005 and played his debut game with them on 5th of October 2005. He scored his first hat trick against Jean-Sébastien Giguère in the early 2006. He also had the successful career as an international player since a young age, he lead Russian Junior National Team wins the gold medal when he was just 16. In 2016, he is earning the annual salary of 10 million USD and his net worth is said to be around $124 million.

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Born in Moscow, Russia

1985 17th of December

Tall and talented, Alexander was born as Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin in Moscow, Russia to Mikhail Ovechkin and Tatyana Ovechkina. Both of his parents are also a former sports person. He is a Russian national and is of Russian descent.

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Grabbed his first toy hockey stick

1988

Alexander's interest in sports began at the age of 2. At the age of 2, while he was in a Soviet toy store he took a hockey stick and he hesitated to leave it there. He also used to run the 10th floor apartment on foot rather than taking the elevator.

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Joined the hockey school

1993

He used to visit the soccer ground at a young age. As his interest in hockey was increasing, he attended hockey school when he was just 8. Though his parents hesitated to take his to the rink, his talent was discovered by the Ovechkin's coach and he pursued his parents to enroll ALex in hockey.

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His brother Sergei Ovechkin died

1995

He had two siblings named Sergei Ovechkin and Mikhael Ovechkin. HIs older brother Sergei Ovechkin was the one who first introduced him to hockey and hockey school. Sergei Ovechkin died at a young age in a car accident. 

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Began playing with Dynamo Moscow

2001

When he was 16, he joined Russian Superleague as a Dynamo Moscow player. He turned professional in 2001 and displayed some beautiful games for the next four years. In his first 21 games he scored four points. 

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Won the gold medal for the Junior National Team

2001

He also had the successful career as an international player since a young age, he lead Russian Junior National Team wins the gold medal when he was just 16. He also scored two hat ticks in this tournament. 

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Won RSL title

2005

As his talent was growing with the passage of time, he was drafted to the Washington Capitals in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft but he stayed in Dynamo for one more season due to the 2004–05 NHL lockouts. During that year he also lead Dynamo win the RSL title.

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Played his first game with Washington Capitals

2005 5th of December

With the end of the lockout, he joined Washington Capitals at the end of 2005 and played his debut game with them on 5th of October 2005. He scored his first hat trick against Jean-Sébastien Giguère in the early 2006.

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Won Calder Memorial Trophy

2006

His first session in Washington Capitals was one of the successful years in his life. He led that session in goals, points, power-play goals and shots. He also won Calder Memorial Trophy for NHL's best rookie.

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Won the gold medal at the 2008 IIHF World Championship

2008 of December

Alexander Ovechkin is a professional ice hockey from Russia. He was selected in the Russian senior team since his late teens. He led Russia to several glories. They won the gold medal at the 2008 IIHF World Championship. 

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