Ovechkin hits 500

If you are a fan of the NHL, you have been following Alexander Ovechkin from the beginning of his career. The Russian player recently reached 500 goals, making him the first Russian NHL player to reach this number.

The 30 year old player marked his 500th goal in a match against the Ottawa Senators a few days ago. The match stopped and the fans erupted in applause for the milestone.

Alexander is the Captain of the Washington Capitals hockey team and one of the best players that America has ever seen. Before playing in the NHL, Alexander was part of the HC Dynamo Moscow team for 4 seasons, from 2001 to 2005. Ovechkin was injured in 2004 had to take a break for an entire season. When he recovered in 2005, his transfer to the NHL was completely unexpected, and he won the Calder Memorial Trophy for the Beginner of the Year.

Over the years, he has become even more popular as a really tough and talented player. Some say that his talent runs in the family, as his mother won two Olympic gold medals as a player in the Soviet Union’s basketball team in 1976. His father was also a professional soccer player.

Alexander is in the middle of his career and he has already reached an important milestone. Fans believe there are other milestones are in his future.

Latest Posts

Four ways a woman can build an athletic body

Four ways a woman can build an athletic body

The athletic body for women is both feminine and fierce. Women want a body that is strong, toned, but not necessarily masculine. Women can be strong and fierce and still be feminine at the same time. If your goal is to get an athletic body you have to change your lifestyle not just the way you…

Allyson Felix Overcomes Injury in Olympics Trials

Allyson Felix Overcomes Injury in Olympics Trials

Allyson Felix, one of the most notable American athletes, has proven beyond doubt that she is committed and determined to become the first US woman to win gold in both 400 and 200-meter races. Since her debut into the Olympics limelight, she has won six medals; one is a gold medal that she won in…

Track & Field athletes - Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Track & Field athletes - Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Veronica Campbell-Brown Veronica Campbell-Brown is the youngest Jamaican female to win an Olympic medal. At the 2012 Olympic Games, she was a six-time Olympic medalist. Veronica Campbell-Brown was born May 15, 1982. A seven-time Olympic champion, she is the second lady in history to win two…

Manon Rhéaume breaks new ground for women

Manon Rhéaume breaks new ground for women

Manon Rhéaume is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender and also an Olympic silver medalist. She accomplished a variety of historical firsts during her career. Manon Rhéaume was the first woman to play on an American hockey team when she, in 1992, she signed as a goalie with the National…

What is the Women's Sports Foundation?

What is the Women's Sports Foundation?

Also known as WSF, the Women's Sport Foundation is essentially a non-profit foundation dedicated to encourage and support the role of women in sports. It was founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and her husband Larry King. Billie won the award for…

Who is the most famous female tennis player?

Who is the most famous female tennis player?

The game has given us tremendous female players during the last years. There are several nominees, including Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Chris Evert, and Monica Seles. Considering prizes, awards, trophies and income, we have to narrow it down to Serena Williams and Maria…

Canadian Women's Basketball Team Qualifies for 2016 Olympics

Canadian Women's Basketball Team Qualifies for 2016 Olympics

The Canadians beat Cuba 82-66 this Sunday, at the FIBA Americas women’s basketball finals. As Kia Nurse advanced the team with 20 points, they won the gold medal for the game and it’s official – they have now qualified for the next year’s Olympic Games! Nurse was honored as…

Hope Solo: Soccer goalkeeper

Hope Solo: Soccer goalkeeper

Hope Amelia Solo was born on 30 July 1981. She is an American soccer goalkeeper. She is also an Olympic gold medalist (2 wins). Since 2000, she has played for the United States women's national soccer team. Solo played for the University of Washington. Later, she began playing professionally for…

Agnieszka Radwanska Rules The World Of Tennis With A Rank Of 13

Agnieszka Radwanska Rules The World Of Tennis With A Rank Of 13

Working her way through a couple of junior championships, it was in 2007 that Agnieszka Radwanska landed with her first WTA title. She secured her place in the final match of Grand Slam in 2012, but she lost it to Serena Williams from the US. She marched into the professional zone of tennis when she…

Athletic Women

Athletic Women

An active woman always dreams of careful associates that will always support her athletic outfits and the lifestyle. The value of good pair of athletic shoes is one of them. She actually looks ahead of something that actually supports her inner self along with her confidence in her feet so that she…