WASHINGTON – JANUARY 15: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals shoots the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Verizon Center on January 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
9:24 AM 03/13/2018
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin netted his 600th career goal Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets.
The Russian-born forward has had an incredible career since entering the league in 2005, and getting his 600th goal puts him as the 20th highest goal scorer in league history.
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) March 13, 2018
Not unreasonable to think that Ovechkin can move up the scoring ladder quickly…even this year:
17.BOBBY HULL 610
18.DINO CICCARELLI 608
19.JARI KURRI 601
20.ALEX OVECHKIN 600
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) March 13, 2018
The Caps also released a chilling hype video before the game to amp up the crowd in anticipation that Ovi would net his 600th goal during the game.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 13, 2018
Ovi has been one of the greatest hockey players to ever play the game. Sure, he hasn’t had the postseason success that you’d expect for or hope to get out of a guy of his stature. However, you’re an absolute idiot if you don’t respect what the man can do on the ice.
He scores goals like it’s a casual event on a Monday night, and he’s been doing it for more than a decade. That’s what I like to call a superstar. He wins the Stanley Cup at least once in his career, and he’ll be forever cemented as a hockey legend.