He Keeps On Climbing: Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goal No. 750, Records 17th Straight 20-Goal Season

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been one of the NHL’s most productive players this season and in typical fashion, has continued to climb the NHL record books on multiple fronts. On Saturday night, The Great Eight scored a milestone marker against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Ovechkin scored his 750th career goal, assisted by John Carlson at the 3:12 mark of the second period, giving the Capitals a 2-0 lead.

The goal marked Ovechkin’s 20th goal of the 2021-22 season, marking his 17th consecutive season (every season of his career) with at least 20 goals, becoming just one of seven players in NHL history to do so, joining an exclusive club.

Additionally, Ovechkin becomes the second-fastest player to reach the 750-goal mark, doing so in his 1,222nd game.

Over the course of his NHL career, the Capitals’ captain has terrorized opposing netminders and Columbus goalie Daniil Tarasov becomes the 152nd goaltender to have been scored on by Ovechkin.

Ovechkin (79 GP) needed the fewest games to go from 700 goals to 750 – accomplishing the feat faster than Gordie Howe (106 GP), Wayne Gretzky (116 GP) and Jaromir Jagr (182 GP).

By Michael Fleetwood

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 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, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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