Alex Ovechkin becomes the second leading scorer in NHL history


A little more in the legend. At 37, Alex Ovechkin became the second top scorer in NHL history on December 23. After a double last night, the Russian has 802 goals and has overtaken Gordie Howe, who died in 2016 and top scorer from 1946 to 1980. However, he is still far from Canadian legend Wayne Gretzky and his 894 goals. This does not prevent the Washington player from keeping the record in the back of his mind. « It’s a very strong feeling, we have to continue and we’ll see what happens »relativized Ovechkin, under contract until 2026.

Selected in first position by the Capitals in the 2004 draft, the player spent his entire career in Washington and won the Stanley Cup there in 2018, the first in history for the federal capital. With Russia, he is also a triple world champion (2008, 2012, 2014) but has never climbed on an Olympic podium, despite three participations.

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