Ovechkin becomes 20th ever to net 600 goals

From ESPN - March 12, 2018

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin has become the 20th player in NHL history to break 600 career goals, further cementing his status as one of the league's all-time best offensive talents.

Ovechkin's goal was unassisted and came 3:53 into the second period against the Winnipeg Jets. It's also his 42nd goal this season, which leads the NHL. He scored it in his 990th career game.

At 32 years old, Ovechkin is the third-youngest player in NHL history to reach 600 goals. Only Hockey Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky (894 goals) and Mario Lemieux (690) did it sooner.

Ovechkin is the sixth player in NHL history to score 600 career goals with one franchise, joining Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, Mario Lemieux, Joe Sakic and Bobby Hull.

Ovechkin was drafted first overall by Washington in 2004. Since entering the NHL in 2005-06, no one has come close to Ovechkin's goal totals, as he has nearly 200 more tallies than the next highest scorer, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins (404). Ovechkin has scored over 50 goals seven times and over 40 goals nine times.


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