Alex Ovechkin Records 1,400th NHL Point With 43rd Goal of 2021-22 Season

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Alex Ovechkin recorded his 1,400th NHL point against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday Night.  He earned it when he scored a goal at 15:10 of the first period.

Ovechkin now ranks 21st on the all-time list in NHL points. The next milestone in career points will come when he passes Dave Hawerchuk, who ranks 20th with 1,409 points.

This season Ovechkin has steadily moved up the ranks in NHL goals and NHL points. For career goals, he has tied and passed Marcel Dionne (731), Brett Hull (741), and Jaromir Jagr (766).

For career points, he has risen from 35th place to 21st place, passing numerous greats this season, most recently Jari Kurri (1,398), Luc Robitaille (1,394), and Brett Hull (1,391), and included players such as Mike Gartner, Guy LaFleur, Johnny Bucyk, Brendan Shanahan, and Dave Andreychuk.

Ovechkin has also reached first place in career power play goals, passing Dave Andreychuk, and tied Gordie Howe in game winning goals. He also passes Phil Esposito for the third-most goals by a player aged 36 or older, trailing Howe’s 44 by one goal.

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3 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Records 1,400th NHL Point With 43rd Goal of 2021-22 Season

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well done, captain!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good game from Ovi. Carlson too. It’s good to see the key pieces turn in an effort like that. Gives hope.

  3. Diane Doyle says:

    Another milestone for Ovi. Great game, too.

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