Alexander Ovechkin entered the NHL as a star. He led all rookies with 52 goals and 54 assists in the 2005-06 season playing LW for the Washington Capitals. He followed that season with back-to-back Hart Memorial (MVP) trophies from 2007-2009, before winning it again in the 2012-13 season.
Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin (born September 17, 1985) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Prior to playing in the NHL, Ovechkin played for HC Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague for four seasons from 2001 until 2005. On September 19, 2012, he signed with Dynamo Moscow again due to the 2012 NHL lockout. Ovechkin was the first overall selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, drafted from Dynamo after 3 seasons with the club. Since the 200405 NHL season was lost because of a lockout, Ovechkin remained with Dynamo for one more season before transferring to the NHL for the 2005-06 NHL season, in which he won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year, scoring 52 goals and 54 assists to lead all rookies with 106 points. During the 2007-08 season, he led the NHL with 65 goals and 112 points to capture the Rocket Richard and Art Ross Trophies.
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Alexander Ovechkin is the star left wing for the Washington Capitals. He has...