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Ovechkin leaps past Selanne in this major all-time stat category

Mike Armenti   ·   14 janvier 2020
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has had a very decorated career, to say the very least. His long list of individual accolades begins with his Calder Trophy as the league's Rookie of the Year, way back in 2005-06 and was capped off with a Conn Smythe Trophy after being named Playoffs MVP during the 2017-18 playoffs, leading the Caps to their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

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LOSS OF TASTE
LOSS OF VISION


There's a lot of ground to cover in the years between, but a brief recap of his achievements include eight "Rocket" Richard Trophies, an Art Ross Trophy, three Hart Memorial Trophies and three Ted Lindsay Awards.

On Monday, Ovi has moved ever closer to the very elite 700 goals club when he surpassed "The Finnish Flash" Teemu Selanne for 11th on the all-time goals list with 686, just 14 shy of 700, good for 7th all-time, putting him ahead of legends like Mark Messier, Mario Lemieux and Steve Yzerman.



Selanne, who retired at age 43, following the 2013-14 season, had nothing but words of encouragement for his younger Russian counterpart, teasing the elusive "895" number that many are expecting Ovi to at least challenge for. That number, of course, being just one more than Wayne Gretzky's astonishing 894 career NHL goals, a record that most thought would never be - and may never be - touched.

Congrats, Ovi, on another amazing achievement in an already unbelievable pro hockey career.
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QUIZ ON TRADERUMOURS
image
What does the term "anosmia" mean?
LOSS OF SENSITIVITY
LOSS OF SMELL
LOSS OF TASTE
LOSS OF VISION
SURVEY
Which scenario would you prefer if the NHL season restart?
END OF REGULAR SEASON + PLAYOFFS
IMMEDIATELY PLAYOFFS WITH 16 TEAMS
IMMEDIATELY PLAYOFFS WITH MORE TEAMS
IT'S BETTER TO CANCEL THE SEASON