Congratulations Alexander Ovechkin!
Photos Courtesy of Hublot
Alexander, captain of the Washington Capitals ice hockey team and a Hublot Friend of the Brand, scored his 700th career goal on February 22 in a game against the New Jersey Devils in Newak, NJ. To mark this milestone achievement, the Capitals presented ‘Ovi’, as Alexander is affectionately known, with a unique Hublot Big Bang UNICO Titanium.
“The excitement building up to this amazing moment has captured the imagination of NHL fans all over the world. At Hublot, we have been following every game, watching, and waiting for that magic 700th goal! Alex’s achievement is simply mind-blowing and serves as an example to us all of what hard work, determination and commitment can accomplish. He is such an inspiration. And off the ice, he’s such a charming guy – we’re so proud to know Ovi and call him a friend!” -Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of HUBLOT
“When something like this happens, you have the moment and the celebrations with your teammates and coaching staff, your family and friends, and it’s amazing. It is so special to have this beautiful, unique Hublot watch as a symbol of all these moments and to remember them by. I’ll treasure it and take great pride in wearing it. My thanks to Hublot and the Capitals for such a generous gift and for all your support in helping me and my team achieve this incredible moment in my life.” -Alexander Ovechkin, Captain of the Washington Capitals ice hockey team and Hublot Friend of the Brand
Alexander’s extraordinary, highly anticipated achievement makes him one of only eight players in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL) to reach 700 career goals. No other athlete currently playing in the NHL comes anywhere near his scoring record. Commentators calculate it could be decades before another player reaches the 700 goals mark.
The one-of-a-kind Hublot Big Bang UNICO Titanium design was presented to Alexander last night by Ted Leonsis, Chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports and Entertainment and Dick Patrick, President of the Washington Capitals during a special ceremony at the Capital One Arena prior to their home game against the Winnipeg Jets. The 45mm watch is decorated in the red, white, and blue of the Capitals and of Alexander’s home country Russia. The dial features personalized elements important to Alexander in place of the usual numerals at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock.
This incredible moment reaffirms Alexander’s status as one of the all-time greats of the game and a global sporting icon. Also known as ‘The Great Eight’ because of his jersey number, the 34-year old Russian is one of the most decorated players in NHL history. In 2018 he led the Capitals to their first ever Stanley Cup win.
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