Alex Ovechkin GR8 - 2010At the age of 2, Alex Ovechkin picked up a hockey stick in a Moscow toy store and wouldn't let go. It was a case of love at first sight. And that passion for the game has driven Ovechkin ever since - from the days as a young national sensation to his selection as the first pick in the 2004 NHL entry draft, to his virtually immediate emergence as the games most dynamic performer and its most prolific scorer. Rookie of the year in 2005-06, two-time NHL MVP, three-time selection by his fellow players as the leagues most outstanding player and the first player in NHL history to be named a First Team All Star in each of his first five seasons, the Washington Capitals captain is a sensation not just in the two world captials he calls home, but everywhere that hockey is played or watched, Alex Ovechkin The GR8 follows Ovie as he is mobbed by fans throughout North America and in his native Russia, hear from his family and friends about his lifelong pursuit of excellence. Follow Ovie from his Washington DC home, to the NHL Awards in Las Vegas to his country house in Russia. The GR8 takes a look inside the life of a driven competitor who honors his fans, reflects on his roots and burns to win it all this season.
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