Nicklas Backstrom on Alex Ovechkin’s eighth goal-scoring title: ‘Maybe we should start calling him Mr. Rocket’
Alex Ovechkin wrapped up his eighth goal-scoring title Saturday after scoring 51 times during the 2018-19 season. It’s the most goals the Russian machine has tallied since 2015. And he accomplished this despite coming off a shorter than normal summer due to the team’s first Stanley Cup championship.
With all that success comes accolades. And Ovechkin has won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, first given out in 1999, eight times – six more than any other player.
Monday, after the Capitals’ first postseason practice, Nicklas Backstrom shared a new nickname he came up with for Ovi.