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Alexander Ovechkin

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Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin (Russian: Александр Михайлович Овечкин, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ɐˈvʲetɕkʲɪn]; born 17 September 1985) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nicknamed "Ovi" (alternatively spelled "Ovie") and "the Great Eight" in reference to his jersey number, Ovechkin is widely regarded as one of the greatest goal scorers of all time. Second only to Wayne Gretzky for all-time goal scoring, Ovechkin also holds many records, including the most power play goals, most goals in away games, most overtime goals, and most goals with the same team in NHL history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Ovechkin has received more than 7,578,557 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Alexander Ovechkin is the 23rd most popular hockey player (up from 30th in 2019), the 1,766th most popular biography from Russia (down from 1,709th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Hockey Player.

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  • 3.59

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Among hockey players, Alexander Ovechkin ranks 23 out of 364Before him are Henri Richard, Guy Lafleur, Georges Vézina, Jiří Holík, Bobby Orr, and Teemu Selänne. After him are Alexander Yakushev, Viktor Konovalenko, Vyacheslav Starshinov, Marcel Dionne, Peter Forsberg, and Alexei Kasatonov.

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Among people born in 1985, Alexander Ovechkin ranks 73Before him are Chris Paul, Roberto Soldado, Doutzen Kroes, Riccardo Montolivo, Marc Gasol, and Emerald Fennell. After him are Pastor Maldonado, Hadise, Alissa White-Gluz, Simone Simons, Demba Ba, and Aja Naomi King.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Ovechkin ranks 1,766 out of 3,262Before him are Max Jakobson (1923), Carl Enckell (1876), Igor Novikov (1929), Geydar Dzhemal (1947), Nikolay Lvov (1753), and Maria Yermolova (1853). After him are Veikko Huhtanen (1919), Lev Chugaev (1873), Guzal Sitdikova (1952), Pyotr Novikov (1901), Oleg Menshikov (1960), and Igor Kvasha (1933).


Among hockey players born in Russia, Alexander Ovechkin ranks 7Before him are Viktor Tikhonov (1930), Vladislav Tretiak (1952), Valeri Kharlamov (1948), Viacheslav Fetisov (1958), Sergei Makarov (1958), and Igor Larionov (1960). After him are Alexander Yakushev (1947), Viktor Konovalenko (1938), Vyacheslav Starshinov (1940), Alexei Kasatonov (1959), Pavel Bure (1971), and Sergei Fedorov (1969).

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