Alexander Ovechkin is an outstanding Russian hockey player, multiple world champion, Stanley Cup winner. Currently one of the best forwards of our time, he epitomizes the attacking power of the Washington-based NHL team. During his career, he has repeatedly led the Russian national team to medals at the world championships of the planet.
Alexander Ovechkin is a native of the city of Moscow. Born September 17, 1987. Russia has always been the forge of hockey talents. In each generation, a whole galaxy of stars grows up, delighting millions of puck lovers. In the last decade, Alexander Ovechkin has been the main sniper of Russia, having won his vocation in the best hockey league in the world NHL.
Statistics in the junior and youth teams
The first major tournament for young Alexander in a jersey of the national team took place in 2002 at the Junior World Championships in Slovakia. In his debut championship, Alexander scored 14 goals in eight games, which helped his team to get to the championship final. However, they failed to win gold medals - the Russians lost to the Americans.
Ovechkin won his first gold at the World Championships as part of the youth team in 2003. In the finals of the championship, held in Canada, the Russian team defeated the hosts. In that tournament, Alex scored 6 goals in six meetings. In the same 2003, Ovechkin performed at the Junior World Championship as a player who did not reach 18 years old. In six meetings of that championship, the puck, after throwing a young talent, hit the net 9 times, and the national team won bronze medals.
Ovechkin took part in the Youth World Championships in 2004 and 2005 as well. In 2005, in the United States, the Russians lost only in the final, and Ovechkin himself scored 7 goals in six games.
The general statistics of Ovechkin in the matches for the junior and youth teams are as follows: in the junior team there are 14 games with 23 goals and 8 assists, in the youth squad - 18 matches with 18 pucks and 7 assists.
Ovechkin's statistics in the national team
In the first national team of Russia, Ovechkin made his debut at the age of 17. He became a participant in 12 Senior World Championships, the first of which was held for the player in 2004. In the same year, Ovechkin was invited to the main team for the World Cup, where in 2 meetings the striker managed to hit the gate once.
All in all, Ovechkin has 8 medals brought from the championships of the planet. The first one was bronze. In 2005, in Austria, the Russians, losing in the semifinals, were able to win the consolation final. At that tournament, Alexander's statistics in 8 matches is 8 points (5 + 3).
Ovechkin won the first gold medal of the World Championship with the national team at the famous tournament in Canada. In the final, our squad, losing to the hosts Canadians 2: 4, managed to snatch the victory in overtime 5: 4. In nine games of that championship, Ovechkin has six goals with six assists.
The player earned two more gold medals in the hockey world championships in 2012 at the World Championships in Finland and Sweden and in 2014 in Belarus.
There are also two silver medals in the Ovi collection from the 2010 and 2015 World Championships. In total, Ovechkin has 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals of the world championships. He is one of the few players to have two full sets of awards for all World Cup trials.
Alexander Ovechkin's statistics in the matches for the main team, excluding the Olympic Games - 79 games with 35 goals and 30 assists.
Alexander Ovechkin's statistics at the Olympic Games
The world hockey star could not remain without participation in the Olympic Games, where all the best players on the planet come. Unfortunately, Alexander did not manage to win a single medal from the national team. But at the Olympics, Ovi also performed effectively. In Turin in 2006, he was able to score 5 goals, at the disastrous 2010 Olympics in Vancouver - two, and at the terrible home Olympics in Sochi for the national team, only one. In total, Ovechkin played 17 matches at the Olympic Games and scored 8 goals with three assists.