A look at the Capitals star's career
(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin has crafted his reputation as a prolific goal scorer and lethal hitter who plays the game at full speed, but many worry his style of play could shorten his career. | Story by Dan Steinberg »
No. 8 | Forward | 6-1, 233
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Age: 24 | Experience: 5 seasons
Despite missing a career-high 10 games and leaving four others early because of injury or ejection, the star winger delivered a fourth 100-plus point season and is poised for a third straight Hart Trophy. Since Ovechkin was named captain on Jan. 5, the NHL-best Capitals are 30-4-7 and broke franchise marks for wins and points.
Take a look through Alex Ovechkin's five exhilarating seasons with the Capitals.