ESPY Awards

Digest (July 18): Capitals' Ovechkin wins Best Male Athlete ESPY

Digest (July 18): Capitals' Ovechkin wins Best Male Athlete ESPY

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was named the recipient of the Best Male Athlete at the 2018 ESPYS, becoming the first NHL player to win the award since the inaugural ESPYs in 1993. Ovechkin beat out Jose Altuve ( Houston Astros ), James Harden (Houston Rockets) and Tom Brady ( New England Patriots ). Following a 49-goal season, Ovechkin won the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's top goal scorer for NHL-record seventh time. Ovechkin is tied with Bobby Hull for the most times a single player has led the NHL in goals in a season. This postseason, the Moscow, Russia, native...

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