Alex Ovechkin, whose full name appears to be Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin is a talented and experienced professional Russian ice hockey left winger player currently serving as the captain for Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Alex, who is usually known as “Ovi” and “the Great Eight,” is considered one of the best Ice hockey players worldwide. Ovechkin started his official ice hockey playing career in 2001 for the Russian Super League (RSL).

Quick Info
Full Name Alex Ovechkin
Birthdate17th September, 1985
Age36 years (2021)
BirthplaceMoscow, Russia
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Parents Tatyana Ovechkin and Mikhail Ovechkin
Siblings Sergei Ovechkin and Mikhael Ovechkin
Nationality Russian
Religion Christianity
High School N/A
University N/A
Net Worth 1 million dollars
Relationship Status Married
Wife Anastasia Shubskaya Ovechkin
ChildrenSergei Ovechkin and Ilya Alexandrovich Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin Early Life & Family Background

Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin, who shared fame shortly as an ice hockey player, was born in 1985 on 17th September. Alex is 36 years old now with a birth sign Virgo.

Alex’s zodiac element is Earth; zodiac quality is Mutable, sign ruler is Mercury, detriments are Jupiter and Neptune, Exaltation is Mercury and Fall is Venus. His lucky numbers are 2,5 and 6, and his lucky colors are Green, White, Grey, Yellow, and Orange. His lucky stone is Yellow Sapphire, and his unlucky stone is Ted Coral.

Like all Virgo’s, Alex Ovechkin is also very humble, practical, and kind. His sensible and loyal character is something that people love about him. Similarly, Alex quickly gets frustrated and is overly concerned. He is very controlling and stubborn sometimes.

Alex Ovechkin
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Alex was born in Moscow, Russia as the son of Tatyana Ovechkin and Mikhail Ovechkin. His mother, Tatyana Ovechkin, has won two Olympic gold medals in Basketball. Similarly, his father was a well-known football player in Russia. His parents raised him in Moscow, Russia, alongside his two siblings named Sergei Ovechkin and Mikhael Ovechkin. He is still very close to all his family members and is often hanging out with them.

Alex holds a Russian citizenship card and follows the Christianity religion.


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Taking about his academic journey, he completed his educational journey from the local school, college, and university of his hometown. After Alex’s mother sensed a sportsman quality in him, he was sent to different institutes to receive training. He later chose to become an ice hockey player.

Along with studies, Alex was also good at sports and extracurricular activities, including recreational ones. As a result, he has brought many medals and trophies home.


Alex Ovechkin Career

Alex started his career as an ice hockey player in 2001 with the Russian Super League (RSL) when he was just 16 years old. Alex has scored a total of four points in 21 games at that time.

Alex was later selected for the first overall for NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals in 2004. He played his first game with the Washington Capitals on 5th October of the year 2005, where he successfully scored two goals against Pascal Leclaire, bringing his team to a 3-2 victory.

During the first half of the NHL lockout of the 2012-13 season, Alexander Mikhailovich paved his way to play in the KHL and later rejoined Dynamo Moscow and his other teammate named Nicklas Bäckström.

Alex Ovechkin
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Alex won the Stanley Cup championship at the Capitals champion parade following the Stanley Cup in 2018.

Ovechkin has won many awards and accolades in his career. He won the 2006 Calder Memorial Trophy and NHL All-Rookie Team. He has also won the NHL First All-Star Team in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2019.

Recently, Alex was awarded Wayne Gretzky International Award in the year 2019. His first international award was the World Junior Championships gold medal in 2003.


Alex Ovechkin Relationship

Alex is a married man. He tied knots with Anastasia Shubskaya Ovechkin in the year 2016. The duo is blessed with two beautiful children named Sergei Ovechkin and Ilya Alexandrovich Ovechkin. They are usually seen spending time with each other.


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Alex Ovechkin Rumors and Controversies

Alex has successfully avoided all the possible rumors and controversies till now. He has kept his profile clean and low. 

Alex Ovechkin
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Alex Ovechkin Social Media

Alex is available on Instagram with a username of @aleksandrovechkinofficial. He is verified on Instagram with 1.6 million followers. He usually posts content related to his professional and personal life.

Alex is verified on Twitter, too, with a username of @ovi8. Alex has 2.5 million followers on his Instagram account. His tweets and retweets are fun to read.


Alex Ovechkin Net Worth

Alex has an estimated net worth of 1 million dollars. He is enjoying his lavish lifestyle with all the income he makes.


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