Alexander Ovechkin has been a household name for over a decade now, and with good reason. The Washington Capitals captain is a superstar in the NHL, and his contract is a model of shrewdness and negotiation.
Ovechkin entered the league as a relative unknown, and quickly rose to the top. He signed a six-year, $37 million contract with the Capitals in 2005, and has since re-signed for three more seasons, each at a higher salary. In total, Ovechkin has earned $110 million in career earnings.
Despite his wealth, Ovechkin is a modest man. He has never been linked to any scandals or involved in any off-the-field drama. He is a family man, and likes to spend time with his wife and young daughter.
Ovechkin is a unique player in the NHL, and his contract is a model of shrewdness and negotiation. He has earned millions