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Alex Ovechkin Nominated for ESPY as Best NHL Player

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin has been nominated for the ESPY Award given to the Best NHL Player, with the winner determined by fan voting that is open now at or

This is the sixth ESPY nomination of Ovechkin’s career, as the three-time NHL MVP hopes to win for the first time at The 2010 ESPYs when the show is televised live Wednesday, July 14, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN HD.

Other nominees for the Best NHL Player award are Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, Buffalo’s Ryan Miller, Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin and Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos.

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