Alex Ovechkin did a photo shoot earlier in the year for Nike’s Holiday 2012 collection, and it comes with a behind-the-scenes video of the action. The Caps winger can be seen in the video wearing cold weather garb and generally looking intense.

He also does a fair amount of speaking in his native Russian. Alex Ovetjkin offers a translation of some of Ovi’s comments.

My name is Alexander Ovechkin. I am an athlete, play hockey.

I play in America for Washington Capitals, this is the NHL team and I also play for Russian national team.

Hockey is my life, success and the future.

My favorite colors are blue, light blue, I like more bright colors because life is bright.

I drive the car as fast as I can, I run as fast as I can, and I think speed is the meaning of my life and of my success.

Russian commercials are weird.