Alex Ovechkin has officially taken sole possession of 4th in all-time NHL goals passing Brett Hull with his goal versus the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 12th.
The 36-year-old has shown no sign of slowing down in his attempt to become the NHL’s all-time goals leader scoring by 12 goals and 24 points in 13 games this season. Ovechkin has some steep competition to pass to become the All-time goals leader, still having to pass Jaromir Jagr (766), Gordie Howe (801), and Wayne Gretzky (894). Ovechkin needs 24 goals to tie with Jaromir Jagr for third in all-time goals and 25 to take sole possession. Ovechkin has the chance to pass Gretzky for 1st after signing a massive six-year contract extension with an AAV of $9.5 million. Ovechkin has already passed some elite competition, namely Marcel Dionne (731), Phil Esposito (717). Ovechkin was selected 1st overall in the 2004 NHL Draft, has won nine Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy’s for being the NHL’s leads goal scorer, three Ted Lindsey Awards for being the league’s most outstanding player, three Hart Memorial Trophies for being the league’s MVP, one Conn Smythe Trophy for being the Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP and one Calder Memorial Trophy for being the league’s best Rookie player.