But if you happened to run into Ovi at a recent Russian Premier League soccer match between Zenit Saint Petersburg and Anzhi, you might have had a spot of trouble.
The hosts from Anzhi honored Ovechkin with a traditional Dagestani burka (cape) and papakha (wool hat).
The Great 8 certainly won’t be needing his new furry garb stateside anytime soon, but it can get pretty chilly in winter in Dagestan and the new threads certainly look well-insulated.
The burka may also come in handy when Ovechkin is hopping between classes at the Russian State Universiy of Physical Culture, where Ovie is reportedly pursing a graduate degree — all the while not looking fat (from DC Sports Bog).
(More photos and the rest of the story at Russian Machine Never Breaks.)