Alexander Ovechkin Quotes
Alexander Mikhailovich "Alex" Ovechkin (????????? ?????????? ???????; IPA: [?l???ksandr ??v?et?k??n]; born 17 September 1985) is a Russian professional ice hockey winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (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 won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year, scoring 52 goals and 54 assists to lead all rookies with 106 points and finishing third overall in league scoring
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We're going to play our game and we're going to come back and we're going to play Montreal or Tampa,
I always look forward to playing in Toronto because it's such a historic city when it comes to hockey.
Olympics are probably the most important thing for Russians than any other athletes in the whole world. Since I was a little kid and since everybody was a little kid, their dream was playing in Olympic Games, especially if we have a chance to represent our country in Sochi, it's unbelievable and it's going to be a great thing.
I don't care what people say about me and what they think about me. I care about my team and I care about myself. Lots of people watch hockey, and I think everybody has different thinking.
To win the Calder Trophy means a lot. It means a lot. I don't have words. I could tell you in Russian.
Right now I'm scoring goals and I'm the king of the world. And a couple weeks ago I was almost in the toilet. So maybe you just forget to flush me.
I never look forward. I live for today. If you think about what's going to happen in a year, in two years, then you begin to plan. And plans never come true.
Hockey is my life and money is money. If you think about money, you stop playing hockey.
When you come to a new team, new world, new people, you feel a little bit uncomfortable. But my teammates, they are tremendous guys.
My hair was too big. And my head is big, and my hair is big, so my helmet gets too small. So I have to make a haircut.