The Washington Capitals will honor captain Alex Ovechkin’s 700-career goal milestone with a pre-game ceremony on Tuesday, February 25 following their tilt against the Winnipeg Jets. All fans in attendance will receive an Ovechkin 700vi jersey towel.
In Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils, Ovechkin became the 8th player in NHL history to reach the 700-goal plateau.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 22, 2020
Chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), Ted Leonsis, president Dick Patrick, and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly will be on the ice alongside Ovechkin’s wife Nastya and son Sergei to honor Ovechkin.
All fans in attendance will receive an Ovechkin 700vi jersey towel.
From the Capitals
The Washington Capitals will hold a pre-game ceremony on Feb. 25 against Winnipeg to honor captain Alex Ovechkin for becoming the eighth player in NHL history to record 700 career goals. During the ceremony, Ovechkin will receive a special gift from the organization and the National Hockey League.
Ted Leonsis, chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Capitals president Dick Patrick and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly will join Ovechkin’s wife Nastya and son Sergei, on the ice to honor Ovechkin.
All fans in attendance will receive an Ovechkin 700vi jersey towel presented by Leidos.
Ovechkin scored his 700th career goal today against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center to become the eighth player in NHL history to reach the 700 goal mark, joining Hall of Famers Mike Gartner (708), Phil Esposito (717), Marcel Dionne (731), Brett Hull (741), Jaromir Jagr (766), Gordie Howe (801) and Wayne Gretzky (894). Ovechkin reached the 700-goal mark in his 1,144th career game, the second-fewest games required to reach the milestone in NHL history.
By Della Young
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Alex Ovechkin is the second-youngest and second-fastest player in NHL history to reach the 700-goal milestone, behind only Wayne Gretzky in each category. #700vi#NHLStats: https://t.co/oV0wkYKbOH pic.twitter.com/kRV7BYRWef
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 22, 2020