December 21, 2013

400 For Alexander Ovechkin


NHL News Release:
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored into an empty net for the 400th goal of his NHL career (634 GP). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 28-year-old Ovechkin is the sixth-fastest player in NHL history to reach the 400-goal mark as well as the seventh-youngest to do so.

* Ovechkin leads the NHL with 29 goals, 12 power-play goals and 173 shots on goal in 33 games this season. He also ranks fifth in points (40) and second in power-play points (22).

* Ovechkin has scored 52 goals in his last 56 regular-season games dating to March 14 of last season (52-24—76).

* Since entering the NHL in 2005-06, Ovechkin leads the League in goals (400), points (775), power-play goals (139), power-play points (304) and game-winning goals (63). He ranks third in NHL history in goals per game (0.63), trailing only Mike Bossy (0.76) and Mario Lemieux (0.75).
FASTEST TO 400 GOALS, NHL HISTORY
1. Wayne Gretzky: 436 GP
2. Mike Bossy: 506 GP
3. Mario Lemieux: 508 GP
4. Brett Hull: 520 GP
5. Jari Kurri: 608 GP
6. Alex Ovechkin: 634 GP
7. Pavel Bure: 635 GP

400 OR MORE GOALS, ACTIVE PLAYERS*
1. Jaromir Jagr: 693 (1,427 GP)
2. Teemu Selanne: 679 (1,416 GP)
3. Jarome Iginla: 538 (1,267 GP)
4. Marian Hossa: 448 (1,051 GP)
5. Daniel Alfredsson: 435 (1,210 GP)
6. Patrick Marleau: 420 (1,200 GP)
7. Alex Ovechkin: 400 (634 GP)
8. Vincent Lecavalier: 392 (1,059 GP)

* Only Selanne (700) and Jagr (742) reached 400 career goals in fewer than 900 NHL games.

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