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Alex Ovechkin Conference

Alex Ovechkin – Alex Ovechkin was selected first overall by the Capitals in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He comes from a family of athletes as his mother won two Olympic gold medals while competing for the Soviet women’s basketball team at the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics. The first sign of Alex Ovechkin’s future as a hockey player came when he was just two years old in a toy store when he picked up a toy hockey stick and refused to let go. As a child, whenever he saw a hockey game on television, he dropped all of his toys and ran to the TV not letting anyone in the house change the channel. During his rookie campaign with the Capitals, he won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year putting up 106 points. Ovechkin has led the NHL in goal scoring, and won the Rocket Richard Trophy 6 times in his career. As of 2017, he may arguably be the best active NHL player to not yet win the Stanley Cup.