Alexander Ovechkin might not be the most attractive hockey player but, somehow, he managed to win the heart of an extremely hot female tennis player. Maria Kirilenko, a fellow Russian, has had a successful career winning the 2002 U.S. Open Girls’ Singles, a WTA Tour title and a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics before reaching a career high ranking of World No. 10 in June 2013. Her good looks have also paid off. She has served as the face of Adidas by Stella McCartney and appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Ovechkin entered the NHL at the same time as Sidney Crosby which has led to a natural rivalry. Both have become the captains of their respective teams but Ovie has yet to lead the Washington Capitals to a Stanley Cup victory. While his play is sometimes unpredictable, his skills have earned him the Rocket Richard, Art Ross and Hart Memorial Trophies.