Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Passing Lane

Alex Ovechkin enters this season with 269 career goals and the 3rd highest Goals Per Game rate of players since 1931 (only Bossy and Lemieux are ahead of him). Looking at the list of Career Goals Scored, Ovechkin looks to pass the following well-known players this season (# of goals needed to pass in parenthesis):
  • Bobby Orr (2)
  • Howie Morenz (3)
  • Red Kelly (13)
  • Larry Murphy (19)
  • Neal Broten (21)
  • Mike Ridley (24)
  • Ulf Dahlen (33)
  • Dennis Hull (35)
  • Martin Gelinas (41)
  • Denis Potvin (42)
  • Dave Gagner (50)
  • Clark Gillies (51)
  • Bobby Carpenter (52)
  • Dale Hunter (55)
  • Adam Graves (61)
It's a pretty impressive list within Ovie's reach, with a number of Hall of Famers and quite a few former Caps. Of course, none of the players on this list are close to Ovie in games played (Orr is closest with 657 to Ovie's 396).

So sit back and enjoy the ride.

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