Video: NoVa Caps’ Tribute to Alex Ovechkin

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Just 35 seconds into his 880th NHL game, Alex Ovechkin scored his 20th goal of the 2016-17 season to notch his 1,000th career point. In this piece, NoVa Caps pays tribute to The Great Eight.

By reaching 1,000 points in 880 games, Ovechkin became the second-fastest player in NHL history (the fastest was Jaromir Jagr) to do so. He’s only the 37th player to record 1,000 points with one franchise and the 84th ever in the history of the league.

NoVa Caps’ Emma Vonn Hoene created this video to commemorate this monumental accomplishment:

Ovechkin has built his career around lighting the lamp and it’s only fitting that his 1,000th point come on a beauty of a goal. It’s also fitting that Ovechkin’s longtime running mate, Nicklas Backstrom, was credited with one of the assists on the goal.

In what has become quite common recently, NoVa Caps congratulates The Great Eight on his historical achievement!

By Michael Fleetwood

Congratulations @aleksandrovechkinofficial !!!

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About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first and only Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp)
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