Alex Ovechkin Ties Pavel Datsyuk For Fourth Place In Assists By A Russian-Born Player


Alex Ovechkin recorded two assists against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night, marking his ninth multi-point game in 15 games played so far this season. With the two assists, Ovechkin tied Pavel Datsyuk (604) for the fourth-most assists by a Russian-born player.

Ovechkin is now just 15 assists begind Sergei Zubov (619) for third on the all-time list. He needs 76 assists to tie Evgeni Malkin (680) for second and 92 assists to tie Sergei Fedorov (696).

The two assists also marked Ovechkin’s 382nd career multi-point game, tying him with Brett Hull and Teemu Selanne for the 22nd-most multi-point games in NHL history.

The Capitals are back in action Tuesday night when they face the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Puck drop is set for 10:00 PM eastern time.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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1 Response to Alex Ovechkin Ties Pavel Datsyuk For Fourth Place In Assists By A Russian-Born Player

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    He’ll probably pass Zubov this year. And will likely pass Fedorov during the next 2 years. He’s unlikely to pass Malkin, unless Malkin’s career ends significantly sooner as Malkin is a center who’s still active even though he has yet to play this year.

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