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Even though he isn't straight out of the nation's capital Adidas Jake Guentzel Jersey , Washington Capitals captain and left winger Alex Ovechkin is deemed one of the best players in today's NHL. Ovechkin was born to聽Mikhail Ovechkin and former Russian basketball player Tatyana Ovechkina, who won two gold medals with the USSR national team in the 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games. Ovechkina also won six European Championships (1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980) as well as the 1975 World Championship and the 1977 Summer Universiade. Mikhail and Tatyana gave birth to a Russian legend who ended up revitalizing a once depleted Capitals team.

Ovechkin decided to play hockey and pursue a career in the NHL, but he sort of followed his mother's footsteps as he has represented his native Russia in multiple Olympics (2006, 2010, 2014) and World Championships (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Authentic Billy Price Jersey , 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). He has won three World Championships (2008, 2012, 2014).

Ovechkin began his hockey career with HC Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Super League (RSL) at the age of 16. He played three seasons for HC Dynamo Moscow before being selected by the Caps with the first overall pick of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. With the exception of the 2004-05 NHL lockout, he has been with the Caps ever since. He seems to be very loyal to his team through the good and bad times. He was promoted as the Caps' 14th captain in franchise history on January 5, 2010. He has been a fairly consistent player who continues to display his captain-like qualities up to this day. However, he's also not the brightest bulb on the shelf.

If you're a true hockey fan Adidas Sergei Bobrovsky Jersey , you'd know about Ovechkin's failures on and off the ice. Here are 15 things the NHL doesn't want you to know about Ovechkin.

Unafraid of the impending closing of the subway, Capitals fans partied in the streets Thursday night and into Friday morning to celebrate the franchise’s first Stanley Cup and the city’s first title in the major four professional sports since 1992.

After the Capitals beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on the road in Game 5, celebrations erupted inside their home arena at the viewing party and around Chinatown. Confetti covered fans who filled Capital One Arena, and chants of ”We Want The Cup!” became ”We Got The Cup!”

Outside, fans watching on video boards chanted ”Ovi! Ovi!” as captain Alex Ovechkin was presented the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP with 15 goals. The crowd cheered wildly when Ovechkin lifted the Cup to complete his 13th season and the franchise’s 43rd .

The Capitals had only made the Cup Final once before and the semifinals twice. One fan held up a sign reading, ”Now I Can Die In Peace” – which was made famous in hockey when the New York Rangers won in 1994.

This was new for at least a generation of D.C. sports fans. The championship is the first by a Washington professional sports team in the NFL, NBA, NHL or Major League Baseball since the Redskins won the Super Bowl on Jan. 26, 1992, and came 40 years to the day the Bullets won basketball’s title.

As police officers blocked F Street and announcements were made about the last Metro train, many fans ignored those pleas and kept partying on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery and in bars surrounding the rink. A couple of fans climbed light poles and one even scaled the nearby dragon tower.

”It’s just a relief, man,” longtime Capitals fan Arash Tafakor said amid the celebration. ”We haven’t had a championship in a long time. This puts the monkey off our back – all of D.C. sports.”



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