The captain of the NHL club, Russian striker Alexander Ovechkin, entered the top 100 best NHL assistants, according to RBC.
Ovechkin gave 581st assists in NHL matches and came out on 100th place on this indicator.
At the same time, the athlete himself had no goals in the match against the Buffalo Sabers, which ended with a score of 3: 1. But Ovechkin gave an assist that became 581st in his NHL career. It is specified that with the participation of the Russian, the first goal of Washington was scored.
Today, Ovechkin ranks 100th in the most assists in his NHL career. First – Wayne Gretzky, who made 1963 assists in 1487 games.
Previously, Ovechkin moved to seventh place on the list of the best snipers in the NHL regular championship. Washington lost 4-2 to the New York Rangers in a regular season home game. The puck abandoned in the match allowed Ovechkin to reach the sole seventh place on the list of the best snipers of the NHL regular championships, beating Mike Gartner. Currently, the 35-year-old Russian has 709 goals. The leader of the rating is Wayne Gretzky, who has 894 effective shots.