The second episode of EA Sports’ documentary miniseries From Alex to Ovi: The Story of the Great Eight is available now over on the Sportsnet YouTube channel. This episode takes a look at Alex Ovechkin’s professional hockey career. You can watch the full second episode in the video below.
From Alex to Ovi: Episode 2
Earlier this month, EA Sports partnered with Sportsnet to premiere a documentary miniseries called From Alex to Ovi: The Story of the Great Eight. The series focuses on the life of NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin, who happens to be the cover athlete for NHL 21. Whereas the first episode focused on Ovechkin’s upbringing in Russia, episode two explores his career in the NHL, including his rivalry with NHL star athlete Sidney Crosby.
This will be Ovechkin’s second appearance on the cover of an NHL game, his first being on the cover of NHL 07 over a decade ago. This is the first time an athlete has appeared on an NHL game cover more than once. The docuseries honors this achievement while also highlighting Ovechkin’s many other accomplishments. Although no release date has been set, the third episode of the docuseries will likely arrive just before the launch of NHL 21.
NHL 21 releases on Friday, October 16 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Three editions are currently available for pre-order: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, and Great Eight Edition. Stay tuned for more NHL 21 updates and head over to the official website for additional information.