He has the most regular season assists by a Washington Capitals rookie with 54.
He lists pasta as his favorite food.
He was the NHL offensive player of the month in January 2006.
He was the NHL Rookie of the Month in December 2005 and January 2006.
He has the most regular season goals by a Washington Capitals rookie with 52.
He has the most regular season points by a Russian-born NHL rookie.
He holds the record of the most points scored by an NHL Left-Wing rookie with 106.
Ovechkin often laces his pants and skates with bright yellow laces.
Ovechkin revealed in a post game interview that when he first came to North America he wanted to play for the Toronto Maple leafs.
On December 15, 2006 in Atlanta, he scored his second career Hat-Trick.
His father, Mikail, was a professional football (soccer) player.
On January 13, 2006 in Anaheim, Ovechkin scored his first career hat-trick.
He won the 2006 Rookie of the Year.
Likely going to win the Calder Trophy.
Led all rookies in scoring in 05-06.
Following the 2004-05 NHL lockout, Alexander Ovechkin played his first game with the Washington Capitals on October 5, 2005, scoring two goals in a 3-2 victory over Columbus.
Alex wears # 8.
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 USA, and an assist.
At the age of 16, Alexander Ovechkin surpassed the scoring record set by countryman Ilya Kovalchuk in the World Under-18 Junior Championships by scoring 14 goals and 4 assists in 8 games. Ovechkin still holds the scoring record today.
Some of Alex's nicknames have been: "Agent 008", "Alexander the Great", "Alexander the Eight", & "The Russian Sniper."
Alexander Ovechkin has been talked about throughout the NHL and has been claimed "Best Rookie" by many sports enthusiasts.
He began playing hockey at the age of seven. Soon after he began, however, he had to postpone his hockey career because his parents were unable to take him to the rink.
His mother, Tatiana, won two Olympic gold medals while competing for the Soviet basketball team in the 1976 Summer Olympics at Montreal and in 1980 at Moscow.
Alexander is the son of Tatiana and Mikhail Ovechkin.
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Drafted: 1st round, 1st overall by the Washington Capitals, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Position: Left Wing
Played for Russia in the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Played for Russia in: 2005 World Championships (bronze medal)
Played for Russia in: 2004 World Cup of Hockey
Played for Russia in: 2004 World Championships
Played for Russia in: 2002 World Junior Championships (gold medal)
Played for Russia in: 2002 World Junior Championships U-19 (bronze medal)
Played for Russia in: 2001 World Junior Championships U-19 (silver medal)
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