Alexander Ovechkin gets Kharlamov Trophy (Photo © Getty Images)
Alexander Ovechkin won the Valeri Kharlamov Trophy awarded by Sovietskiy Sport to the best Russian player in the NHL.
It’s the fifth consecutive win for the Washington Capitals’ superstar.
“I’m very happy to get the trophy named after Kharlamov for the fifth time. Deserved or not deserved, I’ve got it and I’m glad that the NHL guys voted for me. Now I’ve got to try to win it for the sixth time”, said Ovechkin after the ceremony.
“It’s great that Alexander won the award for the fifth time”, added Ovechkin’s mom Tatiana. “Valeri Kharlamov was a great player and it’s great that Ovechkin won the trophy named after him. It’s sad that Kharlamov’s father passed away, we miss him.”