Be the MVP with Alex Ovechkin
A number one overall draft pick, Alex Ovechkin took the NHL world by storm, setting multiple rookie records during the 2005-2006 season and capturing the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year.
During the 2007-2008 NHL season, The Russian Machine, as he's also known, became the first player to win all four outstanding player awards in one season: the Rocket Richard Trophy (leading goal scorer), the Art Ross Trophy (league points leader), the Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player), and the Hart Memorial Trophy (league MVP).
Determined to give back to the community, Alex established "Alex Ovechkin's Crazy 8s". Alex purchases eight tickets to every Capitals home game for donation to soldiers and their families as well as children from low-income and under served households. Since the program's inception, Alex has provided nearly 2,000 soldiers and children the opportunity to see the Washington Capitals play free of charge.
- 1985: Alex Mikhaylovich Ovechkin is born
- 2004: Drafted first overall in the NHL draft
- 2006: Wins Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year
- 2008: Becomes first NHL player to win all four outstanding player awards in one season
- 2009: Wins second consecutive MVP award
- 2010: Named to the First All-Star Team for the fifth consecutive season