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Alex Ovechkin
Alex Ovechkin
Right Wing  - WSH
(oh-VEHCH-kihn)
Number: 8
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230
Shoots: Right
Born: Sep 17, 1985  (Age 29)
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Drafted: WSH / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (1st overall)


* Leads the league in goals, points, plus/minus and shots; tied for third in takeaways and in hits (entering Tuesday's games)
* Has set the Caps record for points in a playoff season and has the best plus/minus in Caps playoff history
* Has at least a point in every game this series (7g-6a in 6 GP)
* Has goals in seven of the last 10 games (10g in that time)
* Recorded three points in Games 2, 5 and 6, including his first career playoff hat trick in Game 2

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 … Just the second player in league history to be named to the NHL First All-Star Team in each of his first four seasons in the league (MTL goalie Bill Durnan, 1944-47) … Has played in three NHL All-Star Games … Joined Gretzky and Mario Lemieux as the only players to record 200 goals and 200 assists in their first four NHL seasons … Already ranks third in career goal scoring for the Caps; ranks 11th in career points … Only Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy scored more goals in their first four years in the league… Has scored 30 more goals than any other NHLer in the past four seasons … Has three 100-point seasons, one more than the Capitals had in their first 30 seasons… Holds the Capitals record for career overtime goals (7) … Has scored 26 more goals than any other NHLer in the past two seasons … The first player to lead the league in goals in consecutive seasons since Pavel Bure in 1998-99 and 1999-2000… One of only two active players with three 50-goal seasons (Teemu Selanne) and just the third all-time to post three in his first four seasons (Bossy, Gretzky)… One of five players to record 100 points three times in his first four seasons (Gretzky, Lemieux, Dale Hawerchuk, Sidney Crosby) … Has led the NHL in shots in four straight seasons, matching Phil Esposito (1970-71 to 1973-74) for the most seasons in a row … Has had 29 games with 10 or more shots on goal in his career,
more than any other active player.
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