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ALEXANDER OVECHKIN  Russia
a.k.a. "Alex Ovechkin"

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BIRTHYEAR 1985-09-17 BIRTHPLACEMoskva, RUS
AGE 29 NATION Russia
POSITION LW SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 187 cm / 6'2" WEIGHT 104 kg / 229 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Dynamo Moskva CONTRACT 20/21
NHL DRAFT 2004 round 1 #1 overall by Washington Capitals
CAP HIT $9,538,462
SOCIAL twitter facebook instagram Amazing goal 



One of the best players in the world. Ovechkin's offensive arsenal is fantastic and includes excellent skating, intensity, finishing, physical game, a good shot and a strong will to win. Very difficult to stop in high speeds. (Matias Strozyk)

Cousin: Leonid Ovechkin

© Photo: Getty Images

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2001-02 Dynamo Moskva Russia 22 2 244 -3 | Playoffs 3 0 000 -3 
  Russia U18 WJC-18 8 14 4180 14 |            
 2002-03 Dynamo Moskva Russia 40 8 71528 2 | Playoffs 5 0 002
  Russia U18 WJC-18 6 9 4136 13 |            
  Russia U20 WJC-20 6 6 174 8 |            
 2003-04 Dynamo Moskva Russia 53 13 112440 7 | Playoffs 3 0 002
  Russia U20 WJC-20 6 5 2725 2 |            
  Russia WCup 2 1 010 |            
  Russia EHT 8 4 260 |            
  Russia WC 6 1 120 0 |            
 2004-05 Dynamo Moskva Russia 37 13 132632 26 | Playoffs 10 2 4631
  Russia U20 WJC-20 6 7 4114 6 |            
  Russia EHT 5 2 354 |            
  Russia WC 8 5 384 7 |            
 2005-06 Washington Capitals NHL 81 52 5410652 2 |            
  Russia OG 8 5 058 3 |            
  Russia EHT 1 0 110 |            
  Russia WC 7 6 396 6 |            
 2006-07 Washington Capitals  NHL 82 46 469252 -19 |            
  Russia WC 8 1 2329 1 |            
 2007-08 Washington Capitals  NHL 82 65 4711240 28 | Playoffs 7 4 590 -1 
  Russia WC 9 6 6128 11 |            
 2008-09 Washington Capitals  NHL 79 56 5411072 8 | Playoffs 14 11 10218 10 
 2009-10 Washington Capitals  NHL 72 50 5910989 45 | Playoffs 7 5 5100
  Russia  OG 4 2 242 1 |            
  Russia  WC 9 5 164 3 |            
  Russia (all) International 13 7 3106 4 |            
 2010-11 Washington Capitals  NHL 79 32 538541 24 | Playoffs 9 5 51010 -1 
  Russia WC 5 0 004 -3 |            
  Russia (all) International 5 0 004 -3 |            
 2011-12 Washington Capitals  NHL 78 38 276526 -8 | Playoffs 14 5 498 -2 
  Russia WC 3 2 242 5 |            
  Russia (all) International 3 2 242 5 |            
 2012-13 OHK Dynamo Moskva    KHL 31 19 214014 13 |            
  Washington Capitals  NHL 48 32 245636 2 | Playoffs 7 1 124 -2 
  Russia EHT 3 1 120 1 |            
  Russia WC 1 1 120 -2 |            
  Russia (all) International 4 2 240 -1 |            
 2013-14 Washington Capitals  NHL 78 51 287948 -35 |            
  Russia  OG 5 1 120 2 |            
  Russia  EHT 3 0 222 0 |            
  Russia  WC 9 4 7118 6 |            
  Russia (all) International 18 5 101510 |            
 2014-15 Washington Capitals  NHL 81 53 288158 10 | Playoffs 14 5 496 -3 
  Russia WC 2 1 120 1 |            
  Russia (all) International 2 1 120 |            
 2015-16 Washington Capitals  NHL - - --- |            



CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  EHT: 20 7 9 16 0.80 |    
  International: 45 17 18 35 0.78 22  |    
  KHL: 31 19 21 40 1.29 14  13  |    
  NHL: 760 475 420 895 1.18 514  57  | 72 36 34 70 0.97 36 
  OG: 17 8 3 11 0.65 10  |    
  Russia: 152 36 33 69 0.45 104  32  | 21 2 4 6 0.29 35 
  WC: 67 32 27 59 0.88 65  35  |    
  WCup: 2 1 0 1 0.50 |    
  WJC-18: 14 23 8 31 2.21 27  |    
  WJC-20: 18 18 7 25 1.39 33  16  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2001-2002 U18 WJC All-Star Team
  U18 WJC Best Plus/Minus (+14)
  U18 WJC Most Goals (14)
  U18 WJC Most Points (18)
  U18 WJC Silver Medal
2002-2003 U18 WJC All-Star Team
  U18 WJC Best Forward
  U18 WJC Best Plus/Minus (+13)
  U18 WJC Bronze Medal
  U18 WJC Most Goals (9)
  U20 WJC Gold Medal
  U20 WJC Most Goals (6)
2004-2005 RSL Champion
  U20 WJC All-Star Team
  U20 WJC Best Forward
  U20 WJC Most Goals (7)
  U20 WJC Silver Medal
  World Championship Bronze Medal
2005-2006 NHL All-Rookie Team
  NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL Rookie of the Month (December)
  NHL Rookie of the Month (January)
  NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy)
  Olympic All-Star Team
  Russian Player of the Year (Valeri Kharlamov Trophy) (WSH)
  World Championship All-Star Team
2006-2007 NHL All-Star Game
  NHL First All-Star Team
  Russian Player of the Year (Valeri Kharlamov Trophy) (WSH)
  World Championship Bronze Medal
2007-2008 NHL All-Star Game
  NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL Most Game Winning Goals (11)
  NHL Most Goals (Maurice Richard Trophy) (65)
  NHL Most Points (Art Ross Trophy) (110)
  NHL Most Valuable Player (Hart Trophy)
  NHL MVP Selected by NHLPA (Ted Lindsay Award)
  Russian Player of the Year (Valeri Kharlamov Trophy) (WSH)
  World Championship All-Star Team
  World Championship Gold Medal
  World Championship Top 3 Player on Team
2008-2009 NHL All-Star Game
  NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL Most Goals (Maurice Richard Trophy) (56)
  NHL Most Valuable Player (Hart Trophy)
  NHL MVP Selected by NHLPA (Ted Lindsay Award)
  Russian Player of the Year (Valeri Kharlamov Trophy) (WSH)
2009-2010 NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL MVP Selected by NHLPA (Ted Lindsay Award)
  Russian Player of the Year (Valeri Kharlamov Trophy) (WSH)
  World Championship Silver Medal
2010-2011 NHL All-Star Game
  NHL Most Game Winning Goals (11)
  NHL Second All-Star Team
2011-2012 NHL All-Star Game (Selected, did not play)
  World Championship Gold Medal
2012-2013 KHL All-Star Game (Selected, did not play)
  NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL Most Goals (Maurice Richard Trophy) (32)
  NHL Most Valuable Player (Hart Trophy)
  NHL Second All-Star Team
2013-2014 NHL Most Goals (Maurice Richard Trophy) (51)
  NHL Second All-Star Team
  World Championship Gold Medal
  World Championship Top 3 Player on Team
2014-2015 NHL All-Star Game
  NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL Most Goals (Maurice Richard Trophy) (53)
  World Championship Silver Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- KHL All-Star Game 12/13
- NHL All-Rookie Team 05/06
- NHL All-Star Game 07/08, 08/09, 10/11, 11/12, 14/15, 06/07
- NHL First All-Star Team 05/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10, 12/13, 14/15
- NHL Most Game Winning Goals 07/08, 10/11
- NHL Most Goals (Maurice Richard Trophy) 07/08, 08/09
- NHL Most Goals (Maurice Richard Trophy) 12/13, 13/14, 14/15
- NHL Most Points (Art Ross Trophy) 07/08
- NHL Most Valuable Player (Hart Trophy) 07/08, 08/09, 12/13
- NHL MVP Selected by NHLPA (Ted Lindsay Award) 07/08, 08/09, 09/10
- NHL Rookie of the Month 05/06, 05/06
- NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy) 05/06
- NHL Second All-Star Team 10/11, 12/13, 13/14
- Olympic All-Star Team 05/06
- RSL Champion 04/05
- Russian Player of the Year (Valeri Kharlamov Trophy) 08/09, 07/08, 06/07, 05/06, 09/10
- U18 WJC All-Star Team 02/03, 01/02
- U18 WJC Best Forward 02/03
- U18 WJC Best Plus/Minus 01/02, 02/03
- U18 WJC Bronze Medal 02/03
- U18 WJC Most Goals 01/02, 02/03
- U18 WJC Most Points 01/02
- U18 WJC Silver Medal 01/02
- U20 WJC All-Star Team 04/05
- U20 WJC Best Forward 04/05
- U20 WJC Gold Medal 02/03
- U20 WJC Most Goals 02/03, 04/05
- U20 WJC Silver Medal 04/05
- World Championship All-Star Team 05/06, 07/08
- World Championship Bronze Medal 04/05, 06/07
- World Championship Gold Medal 07/08, 11/12, 13/14
- World Championship Silver Medal 09/10, 14/15
- World Championship Top 3 Player on Team 07/08, 13/14



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
09/19/2012 Confirmed Washington Capitals Dynamo Moskva NHL lockout contract 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Washington Capitals
Cult/Star player for Dynamo Moskva
Cult/Star player for Russia
 
Career transactions
- 2012-09-19 • Signed to a lockout contract by Dynamo Moscow | Full story
- 2008-01-10 • Signed to a 13-year contract extension by the Washington Capitals* | $124,000,000 | Full story
- 2005-08-05 • Signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the Washington Capitals | $11,502,600 | Full story

*Including a NTC (no-trade clause) starting July 1, 2014, Ovechkin can list up to 10 teams each year he will not accept a trade to and can modify said list in September of every following year. According to capgeek.com.

Other memorable dates
- 2010-01-05 • Named Captain by the Washington Capitals. Full story.
- 2006-01-13 • Scored his first NHL hat trick (vs. the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim).
- 2005-10-05 • Made his NHL debut (vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets) and scored his first NHL goal.

Wears #8 in honour of his mother Tatyana Ovechkin, who won back-to-back gold medals in women's basketball at the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics, and is known as one of the greatest Russian basketball players of all time.