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.