Alex Ovechkin Playing in His 800th NHL Game

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Ten years ago, Alex Ovechkin was entering the second half of his rookie season. He was the NHL’s most electrifying player and one of its brightest personalities. He was a 20-year old kid enjoying life.

Now, Ovechkin is a 30-year old veteran and will be playing in his 800th career game. Currently, just three goals away from No. 500, Ovechkin has already solidified himself as a surefire Hall of Famer with 930 points  (497 goals, 433 assists). He’s the NHL’s most dangerous goal-scorer and needs just three to become the 43rd player in NHL history to reach the 500-goal mark. Congrats Alex!

By Michael Fleetwood

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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