What Alex Ovechkin was doing in August of 2005?
Here's Mike Vogel:
Caps captain Alex Ovechkin landed on U.S. soil yesterday, six years to the day after he first put pen to paper to sign his entry-level NHL contract with the Capitals. Ovechkin actually agreed to that initial pact in early August of 2005, but didn’t arrive in North America until the latter part of the month.
Ovechkin – then living out the final weeks of his teen-aged years – signed the contract in the office of Caps general manager George McPhee. A press conference was held at Verizon Center on Sept. 1, 2005, and the young phenom was introduced to the local hockey media for the first time.