Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores 709th Goal; Passes Mike Gartner for Seventh Place on NHL’s All-Time Goals List

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 709th career NHL goal during Thursday night’s clash against the New York Rangers. He is now in sole possession of seventh place on the league’s all-time goals list, passing Mike Gartner.

Ovechkin netted his third goal of the season 11:01 into the final period, narrowing the Rangers’ lead 3-2. Center Nicklas Backstrom assisted.

The goal marks his 709th career NHL goal. He has passed Mike Gartner for seventh place on the league’s all-time goals list.

Ovechkin’s career 0.61 goals per game average is the highest among players with at least 700 career goals.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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