On this date in history, Alex Ovechkin became the second rookie in NHL history score 50 goals and record 100 points in a season
Alex Ovechkin accomplished a rare piece of history 14 years ago to the day.
On April 13, 2006, Ovechkin scored his 50th goal against the Atlanta Thrashers in game 79 of the Capitals’ 2006-06 season. With the goal, Ovechkin became the second rookie in NHL history to record 50 goals and 100 points in a season. The only other player to accomplish the feat was Teemu Selanne (76g, 56a, 132pts) in 1992-93.