Alexander Ovechkin Salary
In 2008, 22 year old Alexander Ovechkin signed a 13-year $124 million contract extension with the Washington Capitals. His annual salary is $9 million.
With an estimated net worth of $30 million, hockey star Alexander Ovechkin has plenty to be happy about. In addition to his net worth, Ovechkin has had a career in professional hockey that many would kill for, both in his native Russia and here in the United States, where he has become famous for his elaborate after-goal celebrations. Ovechkin's career in hockey, or at least the first sign of it, began when he was two years old. While in a toy store with his parents, he is said to have "grabbed a toy hockey stick and refused to let go." It was then that his future as a professional hockey player was first suspected by his supportive parents. At 16, Ovechkin began playing in the Russian Superleague with the team Dynamo Moscow.
He was drafted into the NHL during the 2004 off-season, but due to an NHL lockout he remained in Moscow for an additional season before beginning his career in the NHL with the Washington Capitals, where he remains today. In addition to his illustrious career as a player in the NHL, Ovechkin is a familiar face in international play, representing Russia in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, the 2010 Winter Olympics, and more.