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Alexander Ovechkin: Russian ice hockey player
Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin, often referred to as "Ovi", "the Great Eight" and "Alexander the Great", is a Russian professional ice hockey winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Prior to entering the league, Ovechkin played for Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague for four seasons, from 2001 until 2005, and returned to play for them briefly during the 2012–13 NHL lockout. A highly touted prospect, Ovechkin was selected by the Capitals first overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. With the 2004–05 NHL lockout cancelling the season, Ovechkin remained in Russia until 2005, joining the Capitals for the 2005–06 season. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year, scoring 52 goals and 54 assists to lead all rookies with 106 points and finishing third overall in league scoring. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest ice hockey players of his era.

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Alex Ovechkin scores 700th career goal; can he break Wayne Gretzky's record?

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scores 700th goal in his 1,143rd game; can he reach 895 to break Wayne Gretzky's record?
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Opponents marvel at Ovechkin the goal-scorer

Calgary defenseman Mark Giordano and Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy discuss how Alex Ovechkin has become one of the NHL's best goal-scorers. (Feb. 7)  
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Has All-Star novelty worn off for NHL players? Some want to rest; others excited to go

Alex Ovechkin pulled out of All-Star Game for second year in a row and others said they would rather rest than play, but Patrick Kane keeps going.
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Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin to skip NHL All-Star Game again, citing his health

For the second consecutive year, 34-year-old Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin is opting for extra rest over NHL All-Star Game appearance.
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Alex Ovechkin mourns death of Alex Luey, the young hockey player who inspired him

Alex Ovechkin had promised cancer patient Alex Luey he'd score a goal for him in 2017 game in Toronto. Instead he scored his 20th career hat trick.
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