Dynamo would only wear this style one season, as would change jersey styles every season during that time period.
In 2005 Nike made highly effective and somewhat overdue updates to all the team's jerseys for the 2005 World Championships and then immediately dropped all of them for the 2006 Olympics when they introduced the new Nike Swift jerseys, giving this gorgeous style an all too short lifespan and making it an exceedingly rare style to find.
evidenced by the NHL Cares/Katrina patch worn during only the first period
His first hat trick game on January 13th and three days later he was all over the sports highlights for scoring a goal while sliding on his back while facing away from the net after being knocked down on a rush, a play that is now simply referred to as "The Goal".
Today's fourth featured jersey is a 2005-06 Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin jersey as worn during just the first period of his NHL debut when all players worn the NHL Cares/Katrina patch. The game worn jerseys were then auctioned off to raise funds for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund with Ovechkin's selling for $6,710.
After changing away from their original red, white and blue jerseys, the Capitals introduced an entirely new look for the 1995-96 season with new logos and a new blue, copper and black color palatte. Two seasons later they would debut a new black alternate jersey for the 1997-98 season, which was then promoted to their primary road jersey in 2000-01. It would remain in use through the 2006-07 season.
Ovechkin has also participated in games of the Euro Hockey Tour, a competition open to Russia, Finland, Sweden and the Czech Republic that is used as preparation for the upcoming World Championships or Olympics. Each country hosts a tournament during during the season in which each team plays three games for a total of 12 games per team. The winning nation is then determined by the points gained in each tournament.
Ovechkin appeared in the Euro Hockey Tour prior to coming to the NHL in 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 and two more times as his schedule has allowed, such as the 2012-13 season when the NHL season was delayed by labor problems. Sometimes it is for as little as one game, and never more than eight.
2007-08 was the first season for the new Capitals Reebok Edge jersey which remains in use now ten seasons later. Ovechkin wore this style for two and a half seasons with the assistant captain's A before being named team captain during the 2009-10 season.
This was the first Nike Swift style jersey for Russia and was worn starting at the 2006 Olympics through the 2008 World Championships.
Today's eighth featured jersey is a 2010-11 Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin 2011 NHL Winter Classic jersey, as worn when the Capitals met the Penguins outdoors.
The Capitals would then make this throwback jersey their new alternate jersey for the next four seasons until replacing it with the red version of the same style for the 2015-16 season.
Malkin and Ovechkin greet each other following Mario Lemieux
presiding over the ceremonial opening faceoff on October 11th
Ovechkin's captain's jersey raised the most money in the charity auction following the game, selling for a high bid of $5501 with teammate and fellow Russian Semin reaching $3,124 next among the Capitals.
Washington debuted this style in the 2007-08 season when Reebok became the new supplier of jerseys to the NHL. This style remains in use today, ten seasons later.
With the Capitals not making the NHL postseason, he was free for World Championship duty yet again. Serving as team captain at the Worlds for the first time, he had a fine tournament, scoring 4 goals and 11 points in 9 games, including scoring a goal in Russia's 5-2 win over Finland to earn him his third World Championship gold medal.
Here is video of Ovechkin being selected first overall in the 2004 NHL Draft.
Next is Ovechkin's first NHL goal.
This amazing highlight reel is just from his rookie season!
Here, his sense of humor is on display in this ESPN commercial.