Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin conceived September 17, 1985, frequently alluded to as “Ovi” or “the Great Eight”, is a Russian expert ice hockey winger and skipper of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Before entering the alliance, Ovechkin played for Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague for four seasons, from 2001 until 2005, and came back to play for them quickly during the 2012–13 NHL lockout. An exceptionally touted prospect, Ovechkin was chosen by the Capitals first by and large in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. With the 2004–05 NHL lockout dropping the season, Ovechkin stayed in Russia until 2005, joining the Capitals for the 2005–06 season. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the new kid on the block of the year, scoring 52 objectives and 54 helps to lead all new kids on the block with 106 points and completing third by and large allied scoring.

Ovechkin has driven the NHL in objective scoring (for which the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy is granted) an NHL record multiple times. His first such title came in 2007–08 season, when his 65 objectives and 112 likewise earned him the Art Ross Trophy for most focuses scored, the Hart Memorial Trophy for most significant player, and the Lester B. Pearson Award for best player as decided on by the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA). Ovechkin would again win the Richard Trophy, Hart Trophy, and Pearson Award in 2009, and won the Ted Lindsay Award (the renamed Pearson Award) for a third back to back year in 2010; this likewise denoted the fifth straight year that he was named to the First All-Star Team.