Alex Ovechkin Gives Tour of Hockey Memorabilia at Home in Russia

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is still at his home in Russia with family. On Sunday, he took to Instagram and gave fans a little tour of the hockey memorabilia he has collected over the years. His father Mikhail and oldest son Sergei also made an appearance.

Photo: Mary Gelman/For The Washington Post

Various game-used sticks, sweaters, and photos decorated the walls of his family “dacha“, located 90 minutes from downtown Moscow. Significant items include Ovechkin’s 2004 draft jersey, team photos of the Capitals’ 2018 Stanley Cup victory and parade, his Russian National Team and Dynamo Moscow jerseys, and photos of Ovechkin playing junior hockey.

Included in the collection is a wide array of memorabilia from days gone by. Ovechkin’s old Russian national team jerseys line the wall with matching photos. An Ulf Dahlen San Jose Sharks jersey, the first piece of NHL apparel Ovechkin’s father ever bought him, is also displayed. Old gloves and helmets sit atop the ceiling’s wood beams. Five tickets from the 2004 NHL draft, when Ovechkin was picked first overall by Washington, are tacked into the wall, next to the draft jersey Ovechkin was presented on stage.

Photo: Mary Gelman/For The Washington Post

His collection is extremely impressive and it does not surprise me if it continues grows. “It’s pretty cool,” Ovechkin said in a 2018 Washington Post article. “It’s something when I’m going to be retired that I’m going to remember.”

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By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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