By Roy Albert Andrade, K1LLER, Inc.
MONTREAL, CANADA - Alex Ovechkin, born September 17, 1985, from Moscow, Russia, is a 6' 3," 235 lb, top-rated left winger, and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. Before penning a deal with the Washington Capitals, Ovechkin played 153 games for the HC Dynamo in the Russian Super League at the tender age of 16 from 2001 - 2005. Ovechkin was selected as the number one pick in the 2004 entry draft at 18 years of age, and went on to become the greatest goal-scorer of his generation. Ovechkin has been awarded the Hart Memorial Tophy three-times as voted by the NHL's Players' Association, and the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy six-times by the NHL Board of Governors among several accolades he has accomplished in his professional career.
CCM, situated as the biggest hockey manufacturer on the globe, and SPORTCONCEPT, the distributor of Reebok CCM in the Russian Federation, made a public announcement that Ovechkin will train, and compete in CCM Hockey equipment. Ovechkin will accompany a high-profile stable of hockey players, such as, Brent Burns, Carey Price, and Connor McDavid in his major sponsorship deal with CCM Hockey. “CCM is absolutely thrilled to welcome Alex back to the family,” said Sean Williams, Vice President, Global Marketing and North American Sales, CCM Hockey. CCM Hockey has supplied more hockey players with equipment than any other sporting goods brand, and is an approved equipment supplier of the National Hockey League.
Ovechkin is the first professional hockey player in 100 years to perform the hat-trick in the first two games to begin the season. The hat-trick occurs when a player scores three goals in a game, and hats are traditionally thrown on the ice by serious sports fans. “I started my career with the company and I am excited to be back with CCM! We are going to work together to help me be the best player I can be,” said Alexander Ovechkin. “I am excited to work with everybody in North America and back home in Russia to grow the business for CCM and help more kids play hockey.”
Shawn W. Anderson