Alexander Ovechkin. Photo: theplace.ru
In America, he is called Alexander the Great. Alexander Ovechkin is a Russian professional ice hockey player and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. He is a World Champion among youth teams, Champion of Russia, the best rookie player, two-time World Champion, Honored Master of Sports of Russia (2009)… To tell the truth he has a lot of titles and he deserves them.
Alexander was born on September 17, 1985 in Moscow. Tatiana Ovechkina, the mother of a hockey player, was a legendary basketball player of the USSR national women’s team and Olympic Champion. His father, Mikhail is a former professional footballer who played for Moscow “Dynamo”. His older brother Sergey also plays hockey.
At the age of 8 the little boy was engaged in hockey. Now Ovechkin is one of the best strikers in the modern history of hockey.