Alex Ovechkin career goals and rank on NHL all-time scoring list

Alex Ovechkin continues to cost up the NHL’s all-time objectives scored listing.

The Capitals captain entered the 2021-22 season sitting on 730 profession objectives. That put him 164 tallies again of Wayne Gretzky’s chart-topping 894. There have been questions on whether or not he can surpass “The Nice One’s” quantity as “The Nice 8” hits the latter years of his profession. However as Gretzky says, he expects him to — and hopes he does — break the all-time file.

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As Ovechkin strikes by way of the file guide, Sporting Information breaks down the place he stands and the place he is heading because the march to 895 continues in earnest.

All stats up to date by way of Jan. 22.

NHL’s all-time objectives leaders

Over the course of 1,487 NHL video games, Wayne Gretzky scored 894 objectives, which averages out to 0.60 objectives per sport. By comparability, by way of Jan. 22, Ovechkin has 759 objectives in 1,239 profession video games, which averages out to 0.61 per sport.

Wayne Gretzky EDM, LAK, STL, NYR 894
Gordie Howe DET, HFD 801
Jaromir Jagr PIT, WSH, NYR, PHI, DAL, BOS, NJD, FLA, CGY 766
Alex Ovechkin WSH 759
Brett Hull CGY, STL, DAL, DET, PHX 741

Alex Ovechkin’s subsequent 10 opponents

Over the course of his profession, Ovechkin has discovered the again of the web probably the most towards the Lightning and Jets, with 49 objectives apiece.

Mon., Jan. 24 vs. Golden Knights 3 objectives in 6 video games (0.50)
Wed., Jan. 26 vs. Sharks 14 objectives in 23 objectives (0.61)
Fri., Jan. 28 at Stars 10 objectives in 20 video games (0.50)
Tue., Feb. 1 at Penguins 36 objectives in 67 video games (0.54)
Wed., Feb. 2 vs. Oilers 13 objectives in 19 video games (0.68)
Tue., Feb. 8 vs. Blue Jackets 20 objectives in 39 video games (0.51)
Thu., Feb. 10 at Canadiens 33 objectives in 51 video games (0.65)
Solar., Feb. 13 vs. Senators 35 objectives in 50 video games (0.70)
Tue., Feb. 15 at Predators 13 objectives in 22 video games (0.59)
Thu., Feb. 17 at Flyers 42 objectives in 64 video games (0.66)

Splits supplied by Hockey Reference.

Alex Ovechkin’s objectives per sport by season

For those who suppose, effectively he is 36, can he hold producing? Ovechkin is sort of a nice wine; he is simply getting higher with age.

2005-06 81 52 0.64
2006-07 82 46 0.56
2007-08 82 65 0.79
2008-09 79 56 0.71
2009-10 72 50 0.69
2010-11 79 32 0.41
2011-12 78 38 0.49
2012-13 48 32 0.67
2013-14 78 51 0.65
2014-15 81 53 0.65
2015-16 79 50 0.63
2016-17 82 33 0.40
2017-18 82 49 0.60
2018-19 81 51 0.63
2019-20 68 48 0.71
2021 45 24 0.53
2021-22 42 29 0.69

Will Alex Ovechkin cross Wayne Gretzky?

By no means say by no means!

Getting into this season, Ovechkin trailed Gretzky by 164 objectives. He obtained off to a torrid begin, but it surely was unlikely that he’d hold discovering the again of the web as usually as he was. An inexpensive excessive finish is perhaps the 50-goal barrier, which he hit most not too long ago in 2018-19, although he did rating at a 50-goal tempo through the COVID-shortened 2019-20 season.

Fifty objectives over an 82-game season checks in at 0.61 objectives per sport. If he performs each sport transferring ahead — unlikely, to say the least — he would want 221 video games (as of Jan. 23) to catch Gretzky. That might be someday through the 2024-25 season.

In fact, if he scores at a blistering tempo, he might get there sooner. Ovechkin’s profession excessive in objectives per sport is 0.79, which he set in 2008-09. With even the rosiest projection, the earliest Ovechkin might catch Gretzky is halfway by way of the 2023-24 season.

It is unattainable to foretell well being, however for sure, that is maybe the most important consider assessing the 36-year-old’s probabilities of turning into the all-time scoring champ.

What number of Rocket Richard Trophies has Alex Ovechkin received?

Awarded to the NHL’s high purpose scorer by the NHL Board of Governors, the Maurice Richard Trophy, generally known as the Rocket Richard Trophy, was supplied to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in honor of the Corridor of Famer. Over the course of 18 seasons with the Canadiens, Richard led the NHL in objectives 5 instances, was the primary to attain 50 in 50 video games (in 1944-45) and was the primary 500-goal scorer in league historical past. He completed his profession with 544 objectives in 978 video games.

The trophy was first handed out following the 1998-99 season to Teemu Selanne of the Mighty Geese of Anaheim, who led the NHL with 47 objectives.

Ovechkin has captured the trophy a file 9 instances. He might have received it his rookie yr however misplaced out to the Sharks’ Jonathan Cheechoo by 4 objectives, and he was a purpose brief in 2009-10.

OVECHKIN: High seven profession objectives

Seasons Alex Ovechkin received the Rocket Richard Trophy

2019-20 48
2018-19 51
2017-18 49
2015-16 50
2014-15 53
2013-14 51
2012-13 32
2008-09 56
2007-08 65


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