Ovechkin In 600 Club As Capitals Win

Lawrence Kim
March 13, 2018

Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin became the 20th player in National Hockey League history to score 600 career goals.

Congratulations, you got the game puck from Ovechkin's 600th career goal.

The 32-year-old Russian, who scored earlier in the game, reached the 600-goal landmark in 990 games played. The Capitals have needed every bit of his production, as he's scored roughly 20 percent of the team's goals this season after a tough offseason in Washington forced roster turnover amid salary cap constraints.

Ovechkin is the third-youngest player to score 600 goals, behind the NHL's all-time leading scorer Wayne Gretzy (894) and Mario Lemieux. "Forty is nice, but 50 is better". Kuznetsov notched the secondary assist on Ovi's milestone goal. Ovechkin is now 32-year-old and he'll need to average about 29 goals-per-year over the next 10 seasons to surpass Gretzky at 894.

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