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17/09/1985 Russian ice hockey player Alexander Ovechkin is born

Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin often referred to as "the Great Eight" or "Ovi", is a Russian professional ice hockey winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. He is regarded as one of the greatest ice hockey players of the modern NHL. Prior to entering the league, Ovechkin played for HC Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague for 4 seasons.


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