|Name:||Alexander Ovechkin (Александр Михайлович Овечкин)|
|Also Known As:||Ovi, Alex, Sasha, the Great 8|
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Alex Ovechkin is the captain of the Washington Capitals in the NHL. He is generally considered to be one of the best hockey players in the world.
Ovechkin is a controversial figure in general sports reporting: some call him the best goal-scorer, others call him defensively irresponsible and even call for a trade. Consequently, many (RPF) fans feel very defensive about him.
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Ovechkin is shipped with his media-hyped rival Sidney Crosby, his former teammate and good friend Alexander Semin, his old mostly-friend Evgeni Malkin, and his teammate Nicklas Backstrom. He also often appears as a side character especially in Sid/Geno fic, mostly as a matchmaker.