Alexander Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin

Ovechkin in 2009, photo by

Birth Name: Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin

Place of Birth: Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)

Date of Birth: 17 September, 1985

Ethnicity: Russian

Alexander Ovechkin is a Russian professional ice hockey player and captain. He was the first overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, and was selected by the Washington Capitals. He is an ice winger and captain of the Capitals. He is known as “Ovi,” “Ovie,” and “the Great Eight.”

Alexander is the son of Tatyana Kabaeva and Mikhail Ovechkin. His father is a soccer player. His mother is a basketball player, who was a two-time Olympic Gold medalist, in 1976 and 1980. He is married to Nastya Shubskaya, with whom he has two children. Nastya is the daughter of actress and film director Vera Glagoleva.

Alexander’s maternal grandfather is named Nikolay Mikhailovich Kabaev.

Alexander’s maternal grandmother is named Evdokiya Yegorovna.

Alexander’s mother is said to be Mordvin. It is not clear if this is accurate.


4 Responses

  1. americansrallmixed says:

    He looks ethnic due to his almond shaped eyes weird nose and high cheekbones he has distant strong asian root like the 90% of russians, looks a relative of Hadid family lol.

  2. Thenabster says:

    Is he part Jewish

  3. bablah says:

    Mother is Tatyana Kabaeva (daughter of Nikolay Mikhailovich Kabaev and Evdokiya Yegorovna)
    Tatyana is said to be Mordvin on several sites.

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