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Alex Ovechkin’s First Hockey Coach Alexander Filippov, “I Have to Be the Best, That’s His Mentality”

Photo: Sport24 Russia Sport24 recently aired an extended feature on Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, as part of their series on the development of hockey stars from different parts of Russia. The feature included an interview with Ovechkin’s parents (here) … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin’s Parents Recount His Dedication To Hockey At A Young Age

Photo: Sport24 Russia Sport24 recently aired a feature on Alex Ovechkin, as part of a series about the development of hockey stars from different parts of Russia. One of the topics discussed in the feature was Ovechkin’s dedication to hockey, … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Plays In 1,200th Career NHL Game

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin played his very first game on October 5, 2005, a home game for the Washington Capitals against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ovechkin played in his 1,200th career NHL games Tuesday night.

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Alex Ovechkin Records 150th Multi-Goal Game On Night He Passes Marcel Dionne On The All-Time Goals List

Photo: Patrick Smith/NHL via Getty Images Alex Ovechkin piled up even more milestones in Wednesday’s opening night game against the New York Rangers, besides scoring the goal to tie Marcel Dionne and the goal to pass Marcel Dionne for 5th place … Continue reading

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Aging Like A Fine, Goal-Scoring Wine: The Most Productive NHL Players Past Age 35 And What That Could Mean For Alex Ovechkin

Photo: Nick Wass/AP Alex Ovechkin, who just turned 36-years old, has scored a total of 730 goals in his NHL career, which ranks sixth on the All-Time List. Last season, he scored 24 goals in a campaign that was shortened … Continue reading

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36 Going on “More Legendary”: A Look at Washington Capitals Icon Alex Ovechkin’s Accomplishments Up to Age 36

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images Washington Capitals captain and franchise face Alex Ovechkin turned 36-years old on Friday. The team drafted him with the first overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, but he did not make … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Celebrates 36th Birthday At Echostage

Photo: Echostage Alex Ovechkin has celebrated his birthday in many different ways over the years. He celebrated his 21st birthday at RNR Bar and Lounge in Washington DC, celebrated at various local restaurants, including Mari Vanna, the Russian restaurant in … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin And Evgeni Malkin: Comrades and Arch-Rivals

Photo: NHL The 2004 NHL Entry Draft was the first draft where the first two players selected were from Russia. The players were Alexander Ovechkin, whom the Washington Capitals drafted with the first overall pick, and Evgeni Malkin, who the … Continue reading

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Milestones in Reach For Washington Capitals Players During The 2021-22 Season

Photo: Washington Capitals The 2021-22 NHL season should be a regular-sized season of 82 games, unlike the 2020-21 season, which was shortened to 56 games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the season unfolds, several players on the Capitals’ roster … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk Appear At Governor’s Cup And Conduct Training Session Prior To Game

Photos: AKM.MHL Alex Ovechkin and good friend (and former teammate) Ilya Kovalchuk were on hand for the opening ceremony of the Governor’s Cup tournament on Sunday in Tula, which is about 200 kilometers (120 miles) south of Moscow. Ovechkin and Kovalchuk … Continue reading

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