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Ovechkin named D.C. Sportsman of the Year

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Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Ovechkin was named Washington D.C. Sportsman of the Year for the second straight year in a ceremony held Tuesday.

Ovechkin was honored for leading the League with 56 goals, finishing second with 110 points and helping the Caps win their second straight Southeast Division title. He added 11 goals and 21 points in 14 playoff games as the Caps advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

He also cleaned up at the NHL Awards Ceremony in June, repeating as winner of the Hart Trophy, Lester B. Pearson Award and Rocket Richard Trophy. Ovechkin became the first player to repeat as League MVP since Dominik Hasek in 1997-98.

Ovechkin also was honored for having the best play of the year for his remarkable goal in Game 5 of the first round of the playoffs against the New York Rangers.

Ovechkin wasn't the only Cap honored at SneakerBall VI. Washington GM George McPhee was voted sports executive of the year.

SneakerBall is a black tie and sneakers gala that annually celebrates the best of sports in the Greater Washington, D.C., region. The event is organized to benefit the Greater Washington Sports Alliance Foundation, which is made up of six local charities and creates avenues for corporate philanthropy to enhance the region's youth sports programs and facilities.
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