There’s been a lot of talk lately about how Alex Ovechkin is likely the greatest goalscorer of all-time. After defying an age curve that most stars succumb too, Ovechkin’s play at 33 is making analysts believe it’s possible the Russian machine could challenge Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal record of 894 — a once impossible thought.
Last summer, in his 13th year pro, Ovechkin won his first Stanley Cup. He’s the only player in NHL history with a Calder Trophy, a Hart Trophy, a Maurice Richard Trophy, a Ted Lindsay Award, an Art Ross Trophy, and a Conn Smythe Trophy. What more could he possibly accomplish?
Ovechkin, intentionally or not, answered that question today.