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Alex Ovechkin
Alex Ovechkin
Left Wing  - WSH
(oh-VEHCH-kihn)
Number: 8
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 239
Shoots: Right
Born: Sep 17, 1985  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Drafted: WSH / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (1st overall)
Ranks first in franchise history in goals (475), points (895), power-play goals (176), gamewinning
goals (80), overtime goals (15), shots (3,830) and multi-goal games (100) ...
Has posted 136 more goals and 42 more points than any other NHLer since he entered
the league in 2005-06 … Leads the NHL in goals since 2001-02 ... Led the NHL with
53 goals in 2014-15 to capture his third consecutive and fifth career Maurice “Rocket”
Richard Trophy, becoming the only player in the trophy’s 15-year history to win the
award five times ... Became the sixth player in NHL history to record six 50-goal seasons,
joining Mike Bossy (9), Wayne Gretzky (9), Marcel Dionne (6), Guy Lafleur (6) and Mario
Lemieux (6) ... According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other NHL players with
more than one 50-goal season since Ovechkin entered the League in 2005-06 are Dany
Heatley (2), Ilya Kovalchuk (2) and Steven Stamkos (2) ... Won his third Hart Trophy in
2013 (2007-08, 2008-09, 2012-13) ... One of only two active players to have won the Hart
Trophy multiple times (Sidney Crosby) ... Just the eighth player in NHL history to win the
award three or more times, joining Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Clarke, Bobby
Orr, Gordie Howe, Eddie Shore and Howie Morenz ... In 2009, became the first player in
more than a decade to win consecutive Hart Trophies (Dominik Hasek, 1997 and ’98) and
the first non-goaltender to do it since Wayne Gretzky won eight in a row (1980-87) … The
third-youngest player to win consecutive Hart Trophies, trailing only Gretzky and Bobby
Orr … Won three straight NHLPA MVP awards from 2008-2010, joining Wayne Gretzky
and Guy Lafleur as the only players to do so ... Has been named to six NHL All-Star
Games … The first player in league history to be named to the NHL First All-Star Team in
each of his first five seasons in the league … Only four players scored more goals (475) in
their first 10 seasons than Ovechkin (Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy, Mario Lemieux, Brett
Hull) ... The only active player with six 50-goal seasons ... Has scored 20 or more powerplay
goals in a season four times and is one of six players in NHL history with at least
four 20-PPG seasons, joining Brett Hull (5), Mike Bossy (4), Phil Esposito (4), Tim Kerr (4)
and Luc Robitaille (4) ... Became the second player in Capitals franchise history to reach
800 points (Peter Bondra, 825 points) and the third active player to reach the 800-point
mark in fewer than 700 NHL games (Jaromir Jagr: 626 games, Teemu Selanne: 636
games, Ovechkin: 658 games) ... Is the fastest Russian and the sixth-fastest Europeanborn
player to reach 800 career points ... Reached 400 career goals in just his 634th
career NHL game, becoming the sixth fastest player in NHL history to reach 400 goals
(Wayne Gretzky, 436 games; Mike Bossy, 506 games; Mario Lemieux, 508 games; Brett
Hull, 520 games; Jari Kurri, 608 games) ... The seventh youngest player in NHL history
to score 400 goals ... Has four 100-point seasons, two more than the Capitals had in
their first 30 seasons … One of six players to record 100 points four times in his first five
seasons (Gretzky, Lemieux, Hawerchuk, Stastny, Sidney Crosby) … Joined Gretzky and
Lemieux as the only players to record 200 goals and 200 assists in their first four NHL
seasons … Became the fifth player in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in his first
10 seasons in the League, joining Mike Gartner (first 15 seasons), Wayne Gretzky (13),
Jari Kurri (10) and Mike Bossy (10) ... Is the only player in the league to have scored 30
or more goals every season since 2005-06 ... Has led the League in shots in nine of his
10 NHL seasons and led the NHL in shots in six straight seasons (2005-2011), the only
player to do so since the statistic was first tracked in 1967-68 … Has had 40 games with
10 or more shots on goal in his career, 25 more than any other active player (Jaromir Jagr,
15) ... Passed Peter Bondra (30) for first place in all-time playoff goal scoring in Capitals
history with a goal in Game 1 of the 2013 ECQF vs. NYR ... Became the first NHL player
to score at least 30 goals in his first 50 Stanley Cup playoff games since Joe Sakic
reached the 50-game mark with 33 goals in May 1997.
2014-15
Won his third consecutive and fifth career Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy ... Led the
NHL in goals (53), power-play goals (25), game-winning goals (11) and shots (395) ...
Ranked tied for fourth in the NHL in points (81) ... Scored a PPG vs. NYR (4/11), marking
his career-high and franchise record 25th PPG of the season ... Scored two PPGs at MTL
(4/2), marking his career-high and franchise record 15th multi-goal game of the season
and his 16th career multi-PPG game ... With his first goal at MTL (4/2), passed Peter
Bondra (472) for first place on the Capitals goals list ... Scored his 50th goal of the season
vs. CAR (3/31), becoming the sixth player in NHL history to record six 50-goal seasons ...
Also earned an assist vs. CAR (3/31), passing Michal Pivonka (418) for second place on
the Caps assist list ... Scored two goals at NYR (3/29) ... Scored two goals at MIN (3/19),
marking his 13th multi-goal game of the season ... Earned an assist vs. DAL (3/15), tying
Michal Pivonka (418) for second place on the Capitals franchise assist list ... Ovechkin
(747) reached 418 assists in 78 fewer games than Pivonka (825) ... Scored his 45th goal
of the season vs NYR (3/11), joining Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy, Mario Lemieux and
Marcel Dionne as the only players in NHL history with seven or more 45-goal seasons ...
Scored his 20th power play goal of the season vs. BUF (3/7), marking the fourth time in
his career he has scored 20 or more power play goals in a season ... Recorded his 19th
career four-point game (2g, 2a) at ANA (2/15) ... Earned three points (2g, 1a) vs. STL (2/1)
… His two goals vs. STL (2/1) marked Ovechkin’s 94th career multi-goal game, passing
Peter Bondra (93) for first place on the Capitals multi-goal games list … His two goals
vs. STL also marked his 30th and 31st goals of the season, joining Mike Gartner, Wayne
Gretzky, Jari Kurri and Mike Bossy as the only players in NHL history to score 30 or
more goals in each of their first 10 NHL seasons … Named the NHL’s “First Star” for the
month of January ... Scored two goals and played in his 727th career game vs. PIT (1/28),
passing Rod Langway (726) for seventh place on the Caps game played list ... Scored the
GWG vs. COL (1/12), passing Peter Bondra (73) for first place on the Capitals franchise
game-winning goals list ... Scored his 438th career goal at NYR (12/23), passing Pavel
Bure (437) for third place among Russian-born players in career NHL goals ... Scored
two power-play goals in his 700th NHL/Capitals game at NYI (11/26) ... Tallied his 400th
NHL assist on Nicklas Backstrom’s overtime goal vs. CAR (11/8) ... Earned two assists
vs. CGY (11/2), passing Peter Bondra (825) for first place on the Capitals’ franchise point
list ... Registered four points (1g, 3a) vs. ARI (11/2) ... Scored two goals and registered an
assist, passing Mike Gartner (392) for second place on the Capitals franchise assists list
vs. SJ (10/14) ... Scored a goal in Game 2 of the ECQF vs. NYI (4/17) ... Earned two points
(1g, 1a) in Game 4 at NYI (4/21) ... Earned two points (1g, 1a) in Game 1 of the ECSF at
NYR (4/30), marking his 18th career multi-point performance in the playoffs ... Scored a
goal in Game 2 at NYR (5/2), extending his point streak to four games (4/25-5/2: 2g, 3a)
... Scored a goal in Game 7 at NYR (5/13).
2013-14
Scored 51 goals to capture his second consecutive and fourth career Maurice “Rocket”
Richard Trophy ... Ranked first in the NHL in goals (51), power-play goals (24) and shots
(386) ... Ovechkin’s 24 PPGs marked a franchise record for power-play goals in a season
... Earned three points (1g, 2a) and scored 50th goal of the season at STL (4/8) ... Scored
two PPGs and added an assist vs. LA (3/25) ... Scored the game-winning PPG in the
third period at ANA (3/18) … Earned two points (1g, 1a) at PHI (3/5) ... Scored two PPGs,
including his 800th NHL point at BOS (3/1) …Tallied three points (1g, 2a) and scored his
eighth GWG of the season at FLA (2/27) ... Scored his 40th goal of the season vs. WPG
(2/6) ... Scored his franchise-leading 15th career in OT goal vs. DET (2/2) ... Earned
two assists at DET (1/31) ... Registered four points (2g, 2a) and passed Mike Gartner for
second place on WSH’s all-time points list at BUF (1/28) ... Scored a goal and earned an
assist at MTL (1/25) ... Missed two games due to injury (1/21-1/24) ... Scored a goal and
earned an assist vs. TOR (1/10) ... Earned an assist at MIN (1/4), passing Dale Hunter
(375) for third place on the Capitals’ franchise assists list ... Registered 12 shots on
goal at BUF (12/29) ... Scored his 30th goal of the season vs. NJ (12/21) ... Scored his 400th NHL goal at CAR (12/20) ... Scored a goal, passing Mike Gartner (397) for second
place on Washington’s franchise goals list vs. PHI (12/15) ... Named NHL’s First Star of
the Week ending 12/15 ... Recorded his third career four-goal game and scored two
power-play goals vs. TB (12/10), passing Peter Bondra (137) for first place on the Capitals’
franchise power-play goals list ... Scored the GWG in OT at NYI (11/30) ... Scored two
goals vs. MTL (11/22) ... Recorded his 80th career multi-goal game vs. STL (11/17) ...
Scored an OT goal vs. CBJ (11/12) ... Scored two PPGs and earned an assist vs. NYI
(11/5) ... Missed two games due to injury (11/1-11/2) ... Scored a goal and earned an assist
at EDM (10/24) ... Scored two goals at WPG (10/22) ... Scored the GWG and earned
an assist vs. EDM (10/14) ... Scored two goals and earned an assist vs. CGY (10/3) ...
Scored a power-play goal and earned an assist at CHI (10/1).
2012-13
Won his third Hart Trophy (player judged most valuable to his team by the media) ... Won
his third Richard Trophy (most goals), leading NHL with 32 goals ... Named to the NHL
First All-Star Team ... 1st in NHL in shots (220) ... 1st in NHL in PPG ... T-3rd in NHL in
points ... 1st on WSH in points ... Tallied 2a on 4/27 vs. BOS ... Scored 32nd goal of the
season on 4/25 vs. OTT ... Posted 1g-1a on 4/23 vs. WPG; 13th goal in April set NHL
record for goals in April ... Registered 2g-1a on 4/20 at MTL ... Recorded 1g-1a on 4/16
vs. TOR ... Tallied 1g-1a on 4/13 vs. TB ... Scored a goal on 4/9 at MTL ... Named NHL’s
First Star of the Week for week ending 4/7 ... Scored 2g on 4/7 vs. TB ... Tallied 12th hat
trick and 1a on 4/6 at FLA ... Scored 2 goals and an assist on 4/2 at CAR ... Tallied a PPG
on 3/31 at PHI ... Scored a PPG and tallied 10 shots of goal on 3/30 at BUF ... Named
NHL’s First Star of the Week ending 3/24 ... Registered 1g-1a and scored in shootout on
3/24 at NYR ... Scored 2 goals on 3/22 at WPG ... Tallied a PPG and 2 assists on 3/21
at WPG ... Tallied his 700 and 701st career points with 1g-1a on 3/14 at CAR ... Scored
a PPG and added 2a on 3/7 vs. FLA ... Scored 11th career hat trick and added an assist
on 2/23 vs. NJ ... Scored a goal and an assist on 2/12 at FLA ... Scored a goal and an
assist on 2/7 at PIT ... Scored first goal of the season, the GWG, on 1/27 vs. BUF ... Led
the team in shots (30) and hits (34) and all forwards in ice time per game (20:44) during
the postseason ...Scored his 1st goal of the playoffs during Game 1 vs. NYR … Assisted
on GWG in Game 2.
2011-12
Led WSH in goals and points ... Led WSH, T-5th in the NHL in shots on goal (303);
Finished 5th in the league in goals ... Had 43 points (28g-15a) in his last 47 games ...
Scored his 30th goal of the season on 3/18 in CHI ... Tallied a goal :32 seconds into the
game on 4/7 at NYR ... Scored a goal on 4/5 vs. FLA ... Was named NHL’s 3rd Star of
the week for week ending March 25 ... Tallied 1 goal and 1 assist on 3/25 vs. MIN and
was 2nd Star ... Scored 2 goals on 3/23 at WPG ... Scored a goal 26 seconds into the
game on 3/22 at PHI ... Tallied 2 PPG on 3/19 at DET ... Scored twice on 3/13 at NYI ...
Scored the overtime GWG on 3/8 vs. TB ... Scored the GWG in overtime on 2/28 vs. NYI
... Named to 2012 NHL All-Star Game (5th selection) ... Scored 25th goal of the season
on 2/24 vs. MTL ... Named NHL’s “2nd Star” for week ending Jan. 1 (5g-2a) and +4 in 4
games ... Scored twice on 2/7 vs. FLA ... Had 2 goals on 12/30 vs. BUF ... Scored the
GWG on 12/15 at WPG ... Scored a 3rd-period goal on 12/7 at OTT ... Scored 2 goals on
10/20 at PHI and was 1st Star ... Scored his 1st goal of the season on 10/13 at PIT ... Led
the Capitals in goals, shots and points during the postseason and was t-3rd in assists ...
Tallied a goal and an assist in Game 3 of the ECQF vs. BOS ... Scored GWG in Game 2
of the ECSF at NYR.
2010-11
Led the team in goals (32), assists (53), points (85), shots (367) and hits (241) and tied
for first on the team at +24 ... Seventh in the league in points, tied for second in overtime
goals (3), eighth in the league in hits and led the NHL in shots for the sixth time ... Tied
for first in the NHL with 11 GWG and had assists on 9 more GWG; had at least a point in
40 of the Caps’ 48 wins ... Scored his 300th career NHL goal on 4/5 in TOR; became the
sixth-youngest player to reach 300 goals (25 years, 200 days) and the seventh-quickest
player to reach 300 goals in terms of games played (473) ... Had points in 18 of his last
22 games (11g, 18a) ... Recorded three or more points in nine games ... With his three
points 4/2 vs. BUF, he became one of only seven players to start their NHL careers with
six straight seasons of 80 points or more ... Recorded his 600th career point 3/9 vs.
EDM ... Had 1g-1a in his fourth NHL All-Star Game appearance and won the Breakaway
Challenge for the third straight time ... Led the team in goals (5) and points (10) in the
playoffs and was tied for second in assists (5) ... Now ranks seventh all-time in Capitals
postseason points (50) and tied for second (Dale Hunter) in goals (25).
2009-10
Won the Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player by vote of his peers) ... Runner-up
for the Hart Trophy (played judged most valuable to his team by the media) ... Named to
the NHL First All-Star Team ... Led the NHL in points per game (1.51) and goals per game
(0.69) ... Ranked tied for second in the NHL in points (109), three points off the lead, and
third in goals (50), one off the lead, in 72 games ... Tied for sixth in the league in assists
(59), second among wings ... Led all NHL forwards and was second behind teammate
Jeff Schultz in plus/minus rating (+45), good for the second-best rating in Capitals history
... Led the league in shots (368) ... Led the league with 37 even-strength goals ... Led the
team with 13 PPGs (tied for sixth in the NHL) and seven GWGs (tied for fourth) ... Had 65
points (26g-39a) and was +33 at home ... Led the league with 24 goals on the road ... His
40 goals and 80 points outside of his division were both tops in the NHL ... Named the
league’s Best Player for the third straight year by The Hockey News … Won the Capitals’
Three Stars Award for the fourth straight year … Scored seven goals against PIT, his
most against any team ... Had a five-point game (1g-4a) and established a career high for
assists in a game 1/17 vs. TOR ... Scored his first career penalty shot goal on Ray Emery
on 1/17 vs. PHI ... Posted his ninth career hat trick 2/7 vs. PIT to lead a comeback from
a three-goal deficit and assisted on Mike Knuble’s GWG ... Led the team in scoring (10
points) and was tied for the lead in goals (five) in seven playoff games ... Finished tied for
fourth in the league in each category through the first round ... Had a playoff-career-high
four points (1g-3a) and was +3 in Game 2 vs. MTL (4/17) ... Scored goals in four straight
games from 4/17—4/23 (5g) ... Had three points (2g-1a) in Game 4 at MTL (4/21).
2008-09
Repeat winner of the Hart Trophy (player most valuable to his team), the Lester B.
Pearson Award (most outstanding player by vote of his peers) and the Maurice “Rocket”
Richard Trophy (most goals) … Earned 115 of 133 first-place Hart Trophy votes … Led
the NHL in points per game (1.39) and finished second in points (110) … Led the NHL
in goals (56), even-strength goals (36), home goals (34), outside-the-division goals (40)
and empty-net goals (5) … Set a Capitals record with 34 goals at home, improving on his
mark of 32 from 2007-08 … Second in the NHL in division goals (16) and tied for second
in PPGs (19) and first goals of the game (9) … Had 10 more goals than any other player;
he was the only player with 50 or more goals … Tied for third in the NHL in GWGs (10)
and overtime goals (3) and was tied for fourth in road goals (22) … Led the league with
46 power-play points, 59 points at home and 42 division points; second with 51 points on
the road … Took 528 shots, becoming only the second player in NHL history to take more
than 500 shots in a single season (Esposito) … Led the team and ranked ninth in the NHL
with 243 hits … Had the most assists of any non-center in the league … Almost half of
his goals (26 of 56) came in the third period or OT; led the NHL in third-period goals (24)
and points (45) … NHL’s First Star of the Week on 12/29 and Second Star of the Week
on 11/17 … Named the Sporting News’ Player of the Year and its All-NHL team by a vote
of league coaches and executives … Named the D.C. Sportsman of the Year by the
Greater Washington Sports Alliance for the second year in a row … Won the Kharlamov
Trophy for the fourth year in a row as the top Russian player in the NHL … Named the
MVP and Best Player for the second straight year by The Hockey News … USA Today’s
Clutch Scorer for the third time; voted MVP by a panel of reporters assembled by the
paper … Was nominated for two ESPYs (Best NHL Player, Best Play) … Named to his
third straight NHL All-Star Game; won the Breakaway Challenge and had a goal and two
assists in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game … Won the Capitals’ Three Stars Award for the
fourth straight year … He and teammate Mike Green (31 goals) led the league for the
second straight year in goal scoring overall and by a defenseman … Ranked second
on the team and first among NHL forwards with 23:00 of ice time per game … Team
was 31-5-4 when he scored a goal and 42-13-6 when he tallied a point … Had three
streaks of 10 consecutive games with a point (11/10—11/28, 11g-11a; 1/27—2/18, 11g-5a;
2/22—3/14, 7g-7a) … Second in the NHL with three hat tricks (11/26 vs. ATL, 2/1 vs. OTT and 2/15 at FLA) … Had a hat trick and four points (3g-1a) 11/26 vs. ATL ... Scored the
GWG with 11 seconds left in overtime on 12/16 at NYI … Had his second and third hat
trick in February: 2/1 vs. OTT (3g) and 2/15 at FLA (3g) … Recorded his 200th career
goal 2/5 vs. LA … Appeared in his 300th NHL game 2/15 at FLA … Posted his 400th
career point 3/17 at FLA … Scored his 50th goal in a 5-2 win on 3/19 at TB … Recorded
his 200th career assist 4/7 at ATL … Led the team in goals (11) and points (21) in 14
playoff games … Through two rounds of the playoffs, led the NHL in points (tied), shots
(90) and plus/minus (+10) … Ranked second in goals through two rounds and finished
the playoffs tied for fourth in goals … Had six points (3g-3a) in five games when the Caps
faced elimination … Had 13 shots and two assists in Game 1 of the ECQF vs. NYR (4/15)
… Recorded his first career playoff hat trick in Game 2 of the ECSF vs. PIT (3g, 5/4), the
first playoff hat trick for a Cap in 85 games, since 4/26/93 (Al Iafrate) … Had back-to-back
three-point games vs. PIT in Games 5 (2g-1a, 5/9) and 6 (3a, 5/11).
2007-08
Won the Hart Trophy and the Lester B. Pearson Award … The first Capital to win either
award … The second Russian to win either award (Sergei Fedorov, 1994) … The first
player in history to win the Hart Trophy, the Pearson Award, the Art Ross Trophy (most
points) and the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy all in one season … Led the NHL in
points (112), goals (65), PPGs (22) and GWGs (11), all of which were career highs … Also
led the league in shots (446), which was a career high at the time … Named the D.C.
Sportsman of the Year by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance … His 65 goals set an
NHL record for goals by a left wing, breaking Luc Robitaille’s mark of 63 (1992-93), and
were more than any active player has ever scored besides Teemu Selanne (76, 1992-93)
… The first player since 1996 to reach 60 goals; one of only 12 players all-time to score
65 or more goals … Set Capitals single-season records for goals and shots; tied the
Capitals record for PPGs … Scored a higher percentage of his team’s goals than any
other player (27.3%) and had a hand in more of his team’s goals than any other player
(47.1%) … Earned 128 of 134 first-place votes in the Hart Trophy balloting … Finished
eighth in voting for the Lady Byng Trophy as the league’s most gentlemanly player …
Selected for his second straight NHL All-Star Game and became the first Capitals player
to score two goals in an All-Star Game … Won the Capitals’ Three Stars Award for the
third straight year … Won the Kharlamov Trophy as the top Russian player in the NHL
for the third straight year … Selected as the MVP and best player by The Hockey News
… Named the top Clutch Scorer by USA Today and unanimous selection as MVP by the
paper’s panel … Voted The Sporting News Player of the Year, earning 250 of a possible
287 votes from fellow players … Named a Sporting News All-Star … Was nominated for
an ESPY as the Best NHL Player … Scored more goals than the top two goal scorers
on 19 of the 30 teams in the league and tied with two other teams … He and Mike
Green became the first teammates to lead the league in goal scoring overall and by a
defenseman, respectively, since Hall of Famers Mario Lemieux and Paul Coffey in 1988-
89 … Shared the NHL lead with three hat tricks; had two of the league’s four four-goal
games all season … Had three five-point games, a new career high … His shot total was
the second-highest in NHL history at the time … Scored his 100th career goal 10/12 at
NYR … Registered his 1,000th career shot on goal 12/14 vs. BUF … Skated in his 200th
NHL game 12/26 vs. TB … Posted his first career four-goal and five-point game 12/29 at
OTT … Scored his 30th goal 12/29 at OTT, joining Ilya Kovalchuk as the only players this
decade to reach 30 goals before the end of December … Signed a new 13-year contract,
the longest in Capitals history, on 1/10 … Recorded his 300th career point 3/18 at NSH
in his 237th game, the fastest to the milestone since Peter Forsberg … Spearheaded the
Capitals’ comeback 3/21 at ATL with four points (2g-2a), including his 60th goal of the
season … Led the team with nine points and shared the team lead with four goals in the
playoffs … Scored two GWGs, tied for the club record in a playoff series … Finished tied
for second in the NHL in first-round scoring … Had a team-high and first-round leaguehigh
37 shots on goal … Posted four multiple-point games in the playoffs … Three of his
four goals came in the third period … Made his playoff debut and had two points (1g-1a),
including the GWG, in Game 1 of the ECQF vs. PHI (4/11) … Had three goals and four
points in Games 6 and 7 combined, with nine shots on goal in each game … Won a gold
medal with Russia at the World Championship … Named to the World Championship
all-tournament team.
2006-07
A member of the NHL First All-Star Team for the second straight year … Voted a starter
in the All-Star Game, the first Capital in the starting lineup since Rod Langway in 1986
… Won the Kharlamov Trophy as the top Russian-born player in the NHL for the second
year in a row … Led the Capitals in goals (46), assists (46), points (92), GWGs (8) and
shots (392) … Finished fourth in the league in goals, tied for ninth in PPGs (16) and tied
for seventh in GWGs … Recorded the seventh-highest point total in Capitals history and
tied for the 10th-best single-season goal total … Led the NHL in shots for the second
year in a row, the first player to do so in back-to-back seasons since Pavel Bure (1999-00
and ’00-01) … The only Capital to appear in all 82 games … Won the Capitals’ Three
Stars Award, earning a Rolex watch from Liljenquist & Beckstead Jewelers … Led the
team and ranked ninth among NHL forwards with 184 hits … Scored his first two goals of
the year and had a career-high 15 shots on goal 10/7 vs. CAR … Recorded his second
career hat trick, scoring all three Capitals goals in a 3-2 OT win 12/15 at ATL … His goal
six seconds into OT at ATL (12/15) matched the fastest overtime goal in league history
… Recorded points in each of the first 13 games of 2007, his career-best point-scoring
streak and the fourth-longest in the NHL on the year (1/1—2/1, 8g-12a).
2005-06
Won the Calder Memorial Trophy, earning 124 of a possible 129 first-place votes in the
balloting … Named to the NHL First All-Star Team, the first rookie to earn that honor
since Teemu Selanne in 1992-93 … Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team … Just the
second NHL rookie in history to record 50 goals and 100 points, joining Teemu Selanne
(1992-93) … Set Capitals rookie records for goals (52), assists (54), points (106), PPGs
(21) and shots (425) … Set the NHL rookie record for shots (425) … Led all NHL rookies in
goals, points, PPGs, SHGs (tied, 3), power-play assists (tied, 31), power-play points (52)
and shots … Finished third in the league in points, tied for third in goals, sixth in PPGs,
second in power-play points and first in shots … Finished with the second-best singleseason
point total in Capitals history, tied for the third-best goal total and the second-best
PPG total … Was a finalist for the Lester B. Pearson Award (outstanding player as voted
by the NHL Players Association) and two ESPY Awards (Best Breakthrough Athlete,
Best Hockey Player) … Won the Valery Kharlamov Trophy as the best Russian player in
the NHL … Won USA Today’s Clutch Scoring Award … Was named the league’s best
rookie by numerous media outlets, including The Hockey News, TSN, The Sporting News,
Sports Illustrated and XM Radio … Had the most points of any Russian-born rookie in
history or any rookie left wing in history … Scored 52 of the Capitals’ 230 goals (an NHLbest
22.6%); had a hand in 106 of 230 (46.1%) … Had a hand in 52 of Washington’s 72
PPGs (72.2%) … Scored a goal against every Eastern Conference team and 22 of the
Capitals’ 24 opponents, the most teams any NHL rookie has ever scored upon (Teemu
Selanne scored on 21 teams in 1992-93) … Led the team and ranked second among NHL
rookies with 172 hits … Second on the team and first among rookie forwards in the NHL
with 21:37 average ice time per game … Tied for second in the league with six shootout
goals (in 13 attempts); shared the league lead with three shootout-deciding goals … Set
a Caps rookie record with a seven-game goal-scoring streak (2/10—3/8, 8g-5a). Set a
Capitals rookie record with an 11-game point-scoring streak (3/18—4/7, 5g-12a) … The
first Capital ever to record a point in each of his first eight NHL games (breaking the
record of four by Milan Novy in 1982 and Ryan Walter in 1978) … Became the first Capital
ever to score two goals in his NHL debut vs. CBJ (10/5) … Was the first No. 1 overall
pick to score two goals in his debut … Scored the first shootout goal in Capitals history
vs. TB (10/16) … Recorded his first career hat trick at ANA (1/13), scoring all three goals
including the OT winner … Had a three-point game at PHX (1/16, 2g-1a), including a
highlight-reel goal from his back that was viewed more than 100,000 times in the next
week on WashingtonCaps.com and was named XM Radio’s goal of the year … Scored
his 50th goal of the season at ATL (4/13), just one game after recording his 100th point of
the season – a game-winning overtime goal – at BOS (4/10).
European Career
2012-13: Appeared in 31 games for the Moscow Dyanmo of the KHL during the work
stoppage ... Scored 19 goals and earned 21 assists. 2004-05: Helped lead Dynamo to the
championship of the Russian Super League.
International Career
Has extensive experience representing Russia in international competition, appearing
in three World Junior Championships (2003, 2004, 2005), 11 World Championships
(2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), the World Cup of
Hockey (2004) and the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympic Games. 2015: Won a silver
medal with Russia at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in Prague ... Registered two
points (1g, 1a) in two games. 2014: Served as captain for Russia at the 2014 IIHF World
Championship in Belarus, leading the team to the gold medal ... Registered 11 points (4g,
7a) in nine games at the tournament ... Named one of Russia’s best players by coaches ...
Selected as the Best Player of the Game in Russia’s 3-0 win against Germany ... Ranked
tied for fifth at the tournament in points (11), tied for sixth in assists (7) and tied for 11th
in goals (4) ... Represented Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia
... Earned two points (1g, 1a) in five games. 2013: Appeared in one game with Russia at
the 2013 IIHF World Championship, scoring one goal and earning one assist. 2012: Won
a gold medal with Russia at the 2012 IIHF World Championship ... Earned four points
(2g, 2a) in four games at the tournament. 2011: Appeared in five games with Russia at
the 2011 IIHF World Championship. 2010: Recorded four points (2g-2a) in four games for
Russia at the 2010 Olympics ... Participated in the Closing Ceremonies ... Represented
Russia at the World Championship in Germany, scoring five goals in nine games and
winning a silver medal. 2008: Led Russia to its first World Championship gold medal since
1993 … Named to the all-tournament team … Finished tied for second in the tournament
in goals and tied for sixth in points. 2007: Helped Russia secure the bronze medal at
the World Championship in Moscow. 2006: Named to the all-tournament teams at the
Olympics in Torino, Italy, and the World Championship in Latvia. 2005: Led the team in
goals (5), points (8) and GWGs (2) at the World Championship in Austria … Was named
the top forward at the 2005 World Junior Championship in North Dakota … Led Russia
in goals (7) and points (11) and earned a silver medal in that tournament. 2004: Made
his World Championship debut. 2003: Made his World Junior Championship debut as a
17-year-old … Helped lead Russia to a gold medal in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2002: Posted
14 goals and four assists (18 points) in eight games to lead Russia to the World Under-18
Championship.
NHL Transactions
Selected by Washington in the first round, first overall, in 2004 Entry Draft.
Personal
Twitter: @Ovi8 ... Instagram: a0gr8 ... Supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation … Was the
first Russian Torchbearer for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia ... Carried the
Olympic Torch after its ignition in a ceremony in Olympia, Greece, on Sept. 29, 2013 ...
Appeared on NBC’s Today Show, live from Rockefeller Center in New York City, on Jan.
20, 2014 ... Was featured on ESPN SportCenter’s “My Wish” segment after granting Sam
Jacobson’s wish in March 2012 ... Became just the second hockey player (Gretzky) to be
immortalized as a Madame Tussaud’s wax figure ... Purchases eight season tickets to
Capitals home games and donates them to soldiers and needy children as part of Ovi’s
Crazy 8s program … Received the key to the city from Washington, D.C., mayor Adrian
M. Fenty on 6/13/08, the day after he won his first Hart Trophy … Cover athlete on 2K
Sports’ NHL 2K10 game … Celebrated the launch of that game by driving a Zamboni
down Sixth Avenue to the NHL Store in New York (9/9/09) … Cover athlete on EA Sports’
NHL 07 video game and the Russian edition of NHL 09 … Threw out the first pitch at the
Washington Nationals game on 9/27/06 and the first pitch at the Baltimore Orioles game
on 9/16/11 … Honorary chair of the Caps Care Classic on 10/2/06, Washington’s annual
charity golf tournament, where he hit a hole in one while taking practice shots on the par
3, 160-yard fourth hole at the Springfield Golf & Country Club … Celebrated his 22nd
birthday by leading a beautification project at Shaw Junior High School in Washington,
D.C., on 9/18/07 … For his 23rd birthday, he hosted the Ovi’s Crazy 8s Skills Session
for nearly 100 house league youth hockey players at Kettler Capitals Iceplex … Was
featured as the FOX News Sunday Power Player of the Week by Chris Wallace on
4/13/08 … Participated in the Closing Ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympics ... His
mother, Tatiana, won two Olympic gold medals in basketball (1976 and 1980) … Father,
Mikhail, is a former professional soccer player … Spends his summers in Moscow ...
Idolized former Soviet great Alexander Maltsev while growing up … Listens to hip hop,
R&B and techno/dance music … Favorite American movie is Gladiator … Lists basketball
as his favorite sport other than hockey … Lists pasta and sushi as his favorite foods.