Jeremy Roenick puts down Alex Ovechkin to praise Steven Stamkos: Stammer ‘makes other players better around him’
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos scored his 500th career goal on Wednesday against the Vancouver Canucks. The Lightning captain did it in style as he added two more in the game for his 11th career hat trick.
Stamkos is only the third active skater to score 500 goals, following Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin found himself putting his own major stamp in the hockey history books earlier this season with a hat trick as he scored career goals 798, 799, and 800 against the Chicago Blackhawks on December 13.
After Stammer reached the big milestone, The Athletic’s Joe Smith polled fellow 500 goal scorers for their thoughts on Stamkos.
One of the more interesting responses came from Jeremy Roenick who decided to put down Ovechkin to praise Stamkos. It went exactly as you would expect.
By Chris Cerullo 2 months ago