×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Alexander Ovechkin
     

Alexander Ovechkin

3.4 7
by Geoffrey Lansdell
 

Alexander Ovechkin has exploded onto the hockey scene, establishing himself as the most electrifying player and compelling personality in the NHL: * He made his professional hockey debut as a 16-year-old for Moscow Dynamo in the Russian Super League * Drafted first overall by the Washington Capitals in 2004, he won Rookie of the Year in the 2005-06 NHL season *

Overview

Alexander Ovechkin has exploded onto the hockey scene, establishing himself as the most electrifying player and compelling personality in the NHL: * He made his professional hockey debut as a 16-year-old for Moscow Dynamo in the Russian Super League * Drafted first overall by the Washington Capitals in 2004, he won Rookie of the Year in the 2005-06 NHL season * In 2007-08, Ovechkin became the first player in NHL history to win four major awards in the same season: the Rocket Richard Trophy (most goals), the Art Ross Trophy (most points), the Lester B. Pearson Award (Most Outstanding Player) and the Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP) * In 2009, he received his fourth consecutive Kharlamov Trophy, an award given to the best Russian player in the NHL * In 2008, at only 23 years old, Ovechkin negotiated his own contract with the Washington Capitals for $124 million — the most lucrative contract ever signed in the NHL. * And much more...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897277485
Publisher:
Lone Pine Publishing
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
781,782
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Alexander Ovechkin 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
In the book “Alexander Ovechkin”, author Geoffrey Landsdell displays some weaknesses and some signs of a mandate to“write it quick and get it out to the market”. His biggest weakness is an obvious interest and a bias in favor of his subject. However, this “weakness” also helps the biographer overcome the “quick hit” feeling and become something worth reading. What makes me think that this book was rushed to market? Well, for starters, some 42 pages – almost 25% of the content – is devoted to the history of Russians in the NHL and an evaluation / quick biographical sketch on the most notable. Interesting material, BUT only tangentially related to the subject of the book. Fortunately, that means that 75% of the book IS devoted to Ovechkin. The author shows all sides of his subject – even if he is quick to forgive his shortcomings and to shoot down his critics. It talks about his history, it talks about his family (although he could not get much information on Ovechkin's late brother, a subject that the family does not like to discuss publicly). “Alexander Ovechkin” is a quick read, and the book is inexpensive – I admit that I'm surprised to say this, BUT, despite my early misgivings, it's worth the time and money. RATING: 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 stars where 1/2 stars are not accepted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got it for school and loved it. So cool, found out so many surprising things and have mad respect for O now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago