Ovechkin named sixth greatest player in modern NHL history by Athletic
MOSCOW, February 1 – RIA Novosti. According to the publication, Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin was ranked sixth in the Athletic website’s ranking of the greatest players in modern National Hockey League (NHL) history.
With 812 goals, Ovechkin is the second best goalscorer in NHL history. The 37-year-old Russian is 82 goals behind leading Canadian Wayne Gretzky. NBC Sports had previously predicted that Ovechkin would break Gretzky’s current score-rate record in November 2024.
In the top 100, besides Ovechkin, Russian Evgeni Malkin (26th), Sergei Fedorov (33rd), Pavel Bure (36), Pavel Datsyuk (43), Nikita Kucherov (72), Andrey Vasilevsky (79), Alexander Mogilny ( 89) is included. ) and Sergei Zubov (95).
Ovechkin is a graduate of Dynamo Moscow, for which he won the Gagarin Cup in 2013. The striker became a three-time world champion as part of the Russian national team. He won the Stanley Cup with Washington in 2018. His current contract with Capitals runs until the end of the 2025-26 season.
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