Ovechkin is one of four players (Jaromir Jagr, Joe Thornton and Miikka Kiprusoff being the others) to be nominated for multiple awards, and his credentials (per TSN.ca) include the following:
* Led all rookies in scoring with 106 points (52 goals, 54 assists), became the second rookie in history to tally 50 goals and 100 points in a season (Winnipeg's Teemu Selanne, 1992-93).Read more about all the nominees here.
* Led the NHL in shots (425), ranked third in points, tied for third in goals.
* Would be the youngest player and first rookie to win the Lester B. Pearson.
* Ranked third in the NHL in goals (52) and points (106).
* His 52 goals accounted for almost one-quarter (23%) of his club's season total.