Item description for Alexander Ovechkin by Geoffrey Lansdell...
Alexander Ovechkin has exploded onto the hockey scene, establishing himself as the most electrifying player and the most compelling personality in the NHL: - He made his professional hockey debut as a 16-year-old for Moscow Dynamo in the Russian Super League - He was drafted first overall by the Washington Capitals in 2004 and won Rookie of the Year in the 2005-06 NHL season - Ovechkin holds the NHL record for most goals scored by a left-winger in a season--65 - In the 2007-08 season, Ovechkin won four major pieces of NHL hardware--the Rocket Richard Trophy (most goals), the Art Ross Trophy (most points), the Lester B. Pearson Award (Most Outstanding Player) and the Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP); he is the first player in NHL history to win all four awards in the same season - In March 2008, Ovechkin became the first player to score 60 goals in one season since Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr hit the 60-goal plateau in 1995-96 - In 2009, he received his fourth consecutive Kharlamov Trophy, an award given to the best Russian player in the NHL - His mother, Tatyana Ovechkina, was a two-time Olympic gold medalist for the Soviet women s basketball team - In 2008, at only 23 years old, Ovechkin negotiated his own 13-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals worth $124 million--the most lucrative contract ever signed in the NHL - He is a three-time 50-goal scorer and a three-time NHL All-Star in only his fourth year in the league - Ovechkin shares the record for fastest overtime goal in the NHL--six seconds.
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Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2009
ISBN 1897277482 ISBN13 9781897277485
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