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Ovechkin is chasing Gretzky: how many goals are left to score before the record

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Alexander Ovechkin is the best Russian sniper in the history of the regular championships of the National Hockey League (NHL). In 2004, he was selected first overall in the draft by the Washington Capitals. In his debut season, the Russian scored 52 goals and since then has won the Maurice Richard Trophy, the prize for the best sniper of the championship, nine times.

On December 14, 2022, Ovechkin scored a hat-trick in a match against the Chicago Blackhawks, scoring his 798th, 799th and 800th career goals. The Russian became the third hockey player in the history of the NHL to reach the eight hundred goal mark. In a match with the Winnipeg Jets on December 24, he scored a double and moved into clear second place in the list of the best snipers in the league, ahead of the legendary Canadian Gordie Howe, who scored a total of 801 goals with the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers.
National Hockey League (NHL)
March 21, 2024 • starts at 02:30
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WashingtonUSA
3 : 7TorontoCanada

29:57 • Alexander Ovechkin (John Carlson, Tom Wilson)

33:34 • Connor McMichael (Rasmus Sandin, Ivan Miroshnichenko)

46:42 • Alexander Ovechkin (Dylan Strome)

00:16 • Auston Matthews (Max Domi)

20:56 • William Nylander (John Tavares, Matthew Nice)

32:59 • Auston Matthews (Max Domi, Timothy Liljegren)

39:35 • Jake McCabe (Max Domi, Auston Matthews)

47:58 • Bobby McMann (William Nylander, John Tavares)

48:36 • Tyler Bertuzzi (Auston Matthews, Max Domi)

56:02 • John Tavares (William Nylander, Auston Matthews )

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Ovechkin is in his 19th season in the NHL. He has played his entire career for Washington, and his latest contract with the Capitals runs until the end of the 2025/26 season. The Russian holds the record for goals in championships for one club, for the number of goals scored in the power play (310), in overtime (26), in an empty net (57), as well as many other unique achievements, which we described in the text about the main achievements Ovi.

List of NHL players who scored 500 or more goals

#

Player

Games

Goals

Team

1

Wayne Gretzky

1487

894

Edmonton Oilers

2

Alexander Ovechkin*

1412

845

Washington Capitals

3

Gordie Howe

1767< /p>

801

Detroit Red Wings

4

Jaromir Jagr

1733

766

Washington Capitals

5

Brett Hull

1269

741

Sept. -Louis Blues

6

Marcel Dionne

1348

731

Los Angeles Kings

7

Phil Esposito

1282

717

< p>Boston Bruins

8

Mike Gartner

1432

708

New York Rangers

9

Mark Messier

1756

694

New York Rangers

10

Steve Yzerman

1514

692

Detroit Red Wings

11

Mario Lemieux

915

690

Pittsburgh Penguins

12

Temu Selanne

1451

684

Anaheim Ducks

13

Luc Robitaille

1431

668

Los Angeles Kings

14

Brendan Shanahan

1524

656

< p>Detroit Red Wings

15

Dave Andreychuk

1639

640

New Jersey Devils< /p>

16

Jerome Iginla

1554

625

Calgary Flames

16< /p>

Joe Sakic

1378

625

Colorado Avalanche

18

Bobby Hull

1063

610

Chicago Blackhawks

19

Dino Cissarelli

1232

608

Detroit Red Wings

20

Jari Kurri

1251

601

Los Angeles Kings

21

Sidney Crosby*

1258

583

Pittsburgh Penguins

22

Mark Recchi

1652

577

Pittsburgh Penguins

23

Mike Bossy

752

573

New York Islanders

24

Patrick Marleau

1779

566

San Jose Sharks

25

Joe Nuindyk

1257

564

New Jersey Devils

25

Mats Sundin

1346

564

Toronto Maple Leafs

27

Mike Modano

< p>1499

561

Dallas Stars

28

Guy Lafleur

1126

< p>560

Montreal Canadiens

29

Johnny Butsik

1540

556

< p>Boston Bruins

30

Ron Francis

1731

549

Carolina Hurricanes

31

Michel Goulet

1089

548

Chicago Blackhawks

32

Maurice Richard

978

544

Montreal Canadiens

33

Steven Stamkos*

1068

542

Tampa Bay Lightning

34

Stan Mikita

1394

541

Chicago Blackhawks

35

Keith Tkachuk

1201

538

St. Louis Blues

36

Frank Mahovlich

1181

533

Montreal Canadiens

37

Marian Gossa

1309

525

Chicago Blackhawks

38

Brian Trottier

1279

524

New York Islanders

39

Pat Verbeek

1424

522

Detroit Red Wings

40

Dale Hawerchuk

1188

518

St. Louis Blues

41

Pierre Turgeon

1294

515

Colorado Avalanche

42

Jeremy Roenick

1363

513

San Jose Sharks

43

Gilbert Perreault

1191

512< /p>

Buffalo Sabres

44

Jean Beliveau

1125

507

Montreal Canadiens

45

Peter Bondra

1081

503

Chicago Blackhawks

46

Joe Mullen

1062

502

Pittsburgh Penguins

47

Lanny McDonald

1111

500

Calgary Flames

* Of the top 47 scorers only Ovechkin, Crosby and Stamkos are active hockey players.

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