Alex Ovechkin Wax Figure Debuts at Madame Tussauds

Alex Ovechkin wax figure

Photo credit: Kris Connor

Alex Ovechkin, sporting 10 stitches on his forehead after taking an errant puck to the face during Caps practice, traveled into DC this afternoon to celebrate his new wax immortality.

Surrounded by children from the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club, who were all rocking The Great 8’s signature gap-toothed smile, Ovechkin unveiled the figure to a horde of media and a few hundred passersby. To the surprise of no one, the wax figure’s resemblance to the Capitals captain is uncanny.

And rightly so. Ovechkin spent hours over the summer allowing studio artists from Madame Tussauds to take more than 250 precise measurements and photographs, capturing the two-time MVP from every angle. The artists then began work on the figure in early July and finished it just a few weeks ago. Ovi donated his Capitals uniform, pads and equipment– in which the figure is dressed– to ensure its authenticity.

Sure the Capitals are undefeated and sit atop everyone’s power rankings this week, but here’s one more accolade: Ovechkin is the second hockey player to ever be immortalized in wax. The other one was Wayne Gretzy. In your face, Crosby.

Additional Photos

Aww. Ovi poses with kids from the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club. (Photo credit: Madame Tussauds’s Facebook page)

Wax Ovi: Accurate to the point where it is almost scary. (Photo credit: Capitals Overtime)

Alex Ovechkin wax figure

Ovi and his father Mikail pose with the new wax figure. (Photo credit: @christinesimpsn)

Ovi does a double-take after looking at his new replica statue. (Photo credit: Kris Connor)

Alex Ovechkin wax figure

A close-up of Alex Ovechkin’s wax head before being colored. (Photo credit: Madame Tussauds’s Facebook page)

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  • Guest111

    Dont compare Ovi to Sid. Makes me sick. Ovi isnt even MVP in Caps anymore, Sid is the best in the planet.

  • Samuel Miller

    Whaaaaaaaat are you talking about?  They didn’t even talk about Crosby in this post.

  • Recinosej

    yea, go away tool.

  • DMann2

    @Guest111 still going around message boards and blogs looking to stir up that argument when the two are jokingly mentioned together? A bit 2008 ey? Get a life.

  • DarkStranger

    It appears Ovi’s hair in the wax figure is shorter than it is at present.  (Guess a shorter haired Ovi was the “model”, so to speak.)

  • Iren777

    Мне кажется, что Саша намного симпатичнее его восковой копии.  ( I think Sasha is more handsome than his wax figure).

  • Pattyo

    You’re an idiot. Brooks Laich is the best player in the planet!

  • Pattyo

    You’re an idiot. Brooks Laich is the best player in the planet!

  • AL

    Do the kids have fake knocked out Ovi teeth? Adorable.

  • Tojohnson12

    Sorry, I clicked like instead of reply, I accpet full responsibilty of that.
    Btw, How can Sid be the best player on the planet when he can’t, you know, PLAY?

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  • abrlcklnthewall

    Probably one of the most obviously not who it really is wax statues they have unveiled recently. 

  • Mcrere_va

    hey Pens fan-go find your own blog to spew your Crosby crap on-this is for Caps fans!!!!