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All about Alex Ovechkin with stats and contract info

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Ever since getting drafted first overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Alex Ovechkin has proven to be the greatest goalscorer the sport has ever seen. 

Ovechkin's chase to reach Wayne Gretzky's all-time goals mark has kept him motivated to continue to climb the historic ladder with incredible consistency. With three Hart Memorial Trophy MVPs, a record nine Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophies as that season's leading scorer, nine NHL First-Team selections, 11 all-star selections, and a Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup title. 

He is undoubtedly one of the greatest hockey players of all time. 

Alex Ovechkin's Bio

  • Height: 6-foot-3
  • Weight: 238 pounds
  • Birthdate: Sept. 17, 1985 
  • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
  • NHL experience: 17 seasons
  • Jersey No. 8

Alex Ovechkin's Career Stats

Riding high in season No. 17, Ovechkin continues to put up mind-boggling stats at age 36. Here are Alex Ovechkin's complete career numbers to date (through Jan. 10, 2022): 

  • 1,233 games played
  • 754 goals scored
  • 617 assists
  • 1,371 points

Stanley Cup Playoffs

  • 141 games
  • 71 goals
  • 64 assists
  • 135 points

Alex Ovechkin's Contract Details

It was always a matter of "when" and not "if" Alex Ovechkin would sign a contract extension with the Capitals this past offseason. The five-year, $47.5 million deal he signed at the end of July of 2021 showed his desire to finish his career in the nation's capital with an eye towards breaking the all-time goals record as well. Ovechkin's deal ends following the 2025-26 season. 

Where does Alex Ovechkin rank on the all-time goals list? 

With 17 goals to his name already this season, Ovechkin is up to 754 career goals. Here's where that ever-growing mark ranks on the all-time goals leaderboard: 

  1. Wayne Gretzky: 894
  2. Gordie Howe: 801
  3. Jaromir Jagr: 766
  4. Alex Ovechkin: 754
  5. Brett Hull: 741

Other Alex Ovechkin Records

Much has been made about Ovechkin's all-time goals chase, but he's also accumulated some other pretty impressive records along the way as well. 

 

Most recently, Ovi broke the all-time power play goals mark with his 275th score on New Year's Eve against the Red Wings. By a second, he narrowly beat the release of Detroit's man in the penalty box to secure the record. 

Here are some of the Great 8's other all-time NHL records: 

  • Most scoring titles: nine
  • Most overtime goals: 24
  • Most consecutive 30-goal seasons: 15 (tied with Jaromir Jagr and Mike Gartner)