Capitals’ Tom Wilson On Alex Ovechkin: “I’ve Never Seen A Guy More Motivated To Score Goals”

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Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson spoke to NHL Network on Tuesday chatting about captain Alex Ovechkin’s race to pass Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal record (894).

“I don’t know,” Wilson said. “I’ve never seen a guy more motivated to score goals.” Wilson praised Ovechkin on his motivation, love for scoring goals, and dominance on the ice.

“When he gets one [goal], he wants the second one even more. Once he gets two, he wants the hat trick even more than that.”

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Wilson continued, “I think it’s crazy that we’re even talking about this— in this era, in this day in age.”

He said Ovechkin has a “legitimate chance” if he remains healthy to pursue The Great One’s record. “I never would have thought that would happen.”

You can listen to the interview here:

Further Reading

Wayne Gretzky: “I Want To See [Capitals’ Alex] Ovechkin [Break] My Record”

Why Alex Ovechkin Is (Statistically) Already The Greatest Goal Scorer Of All Time

Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Discusses Possibly Catching Wayne Gretzky’s Goal Record

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