In celebration of Alex Ovechkin being their cover athlete for NHL 21, EA Sports is releasing a three-part docuseries on The Great 8 entitled “From Alex To Ovi.” Judging by the trailer, the film has a look and feel of ESPN’s The Last Dance, focusing on Michael Jordan’s final championship run with the Chicago Bulls.
The first episode, which is ten minutes long, begins airing on Thursday, September 3 at 1 PM. EA Sports partnered with Sportsnet and Monumental Network to create the series.
Here’s a synopsis of episode one from Sportsnet.
In 2005, Alex Ovechkin arrived from Russia as one of the most highly-touted prospects in hockey history. He wasn’t a blast from the sport’s storied past. He was the future, and transformed what a hockey player could be. In Episode 1 of the three-part series From Alex to Ovi we discover who Alex was prior to his arrival in North America. This is a closer look at Alex before he would become Ovi and change the face of hockey forever.
"I want to be the best."
Alex Ovechkin's impact on hockey is undeniable. But his journey to greatness started long before he was lighting up the @nhl.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) September 2, 2020
Screenshot courtesy of Sportsnet
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