Known as The Russian Machine, Alex Ovechkin was a number one overall draft pick who took the NHL world by storm.
- In 2004, Ovechkin was the first overall draft pick in the NHL draft.
- Alex had the most points out of any Russian-born rookie or rookie left wing in history. He was named NHL Rookie of the Month for January 2006.
- In 2008, he became the first NHL player to win all four outstanding player awards in one season.