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Ovechkin commented on his historic achievement in the NHL

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Moscow, December 24 – Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin, the second-leading scorer in NHL history, said he didn’t think he could beat Gordie Howe’s goal-scoring record when he moved to the NHL.
In the regular season match against the Winnipeg Jets (4: 1), Ovechkin scored a double. With his 801 and 802 career goals, the Russian ranks second on the NHL’s all-time leading scorers list, ahead of Gordie Howe (801). Wayne Gretzky holds the league scoring record with 894 goals.
“Who knows who will score 800 goals next time? I hope someone does. I’m lucky because there are no health problems and I can score many goals. I want to say thank you to all my teammates and coaches for the trust. Without them, I wouldn’t have reached this level.” Records and I would not have achieved these numbers. (Behind Gretzky’s record) You have to go step by step. There is a long way ahead, “added the hockey player.

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Ovechkin is a graduate of Dynamo Moscow, with whom he won the Gagarin Cup in 2013. The striker became a three-time world champion as part of the Russian national team. In 2018, he won the Stanley Cup with Washington. His current contract with the Capitals runs through the end of the 2025-26 season.

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