In January’s issue of the Washingtonian magazine, Alex Ovechkin received, in my opinion, one of his greatest accolades. He was named, along with 12 others, Washingtonian Of The Year. But it wasn’t for what you might think.
Ovechkin’s a sure-fire hockey hall of famer. He’s also the most accomplished local athlete and broken multiple records this season, including the Russian NHL goal record previously held by former Capital Sergei Fedorov. But it was Ovechkin’s charity work and impact on Special Hockey that was highlighted.