NHL Star Alexander Ovechkin on His Favorite Athlete, Steak Joint, & More


Alexander Ovechkin, the captain of the Washington Capitals—and a top 10 all-time NHL scorer—discusses a trip to China, Michael Jordan highlight reels, and other recent obsessions. — As told to J.R. Sullivan


I’ve lived in Washington since 2005, and there are some Italian places, including Cafe Milano, and a sushi spot that I really like. But my favorite restaurant is probably the steak place J. Gilberts. I love a good rib eye, and it serves them wood-fired.

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Last summer, I went on a five-day trip to China. It was an incredible experience: I helped put on some hockey clinics, met a lot of great people, and ate Peking duck roast and a bunch of other delicious food. The Forbidden City was a highlight in Beijing. It…

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