Ovechkin dating tennis player
He is regarded as one of the best ice hockey players of the modern NHL.Prior to entering the NHL, Ovechkin played for HC Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague for four seasons, from 2001 until 2005, and returned to play for them briefly during the 2012–13 NHL lockout.A highly touted prospect, Ovechkin was selected by the Capitals first overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.With the 2004–05 NHL lockout cancelling the season, Ovechkin remained in Russia until 2005, joining the Capitals for the 2005–06 season.He was so highly regarded that the Florida Panthers attempted to draft him in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft in the ninth round, even though his birthday was two days after the cut-off (15 September 1985).
Russian NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin told the world that he and Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko are dating this afternoon.
Alex Ovechkin is the son of Mikhail Ovechkin and Tatyana Ovechkina, who won two Olympic gold medals while competing for the Soviet women's basketball team at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
Soon after he began, however, he had to postpone his hockey career because his parents were unable to take him to the rink.
Pearson Award as the best player as voted on by the NHL Players' Association.
Ovechkin would again win the Hart Trophy and Pearson Award in 2009, along with the Richard Trophy, and won the Ted Lindsay Award (the renamed Pearson Award) for a third consecutive year in 2010; it also marked the fifth straight year that he was named to the First All-Star Team.
But one of Ovechkin's coaches saw his talent and insisted to his parents that he should continue playing hockey.