Alex Ovechkin goal tracker: Chasing Wayne Gretzky, highlights, video

Alex Ovechkin goal tracker: Chasing Wayne Gretzky originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is on a pace to be the greatest scorer in NHL history. What was once identified as a mere possibility for the talented Russian to break one of the most iconic records in all of sports, is now inching closer to a question of when not if.

Follow along as Ovechkin continues past his “Gr800 chase” and Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe to pass The Great One himself, Wayne Gretzky. 

Early in the 2022-23 season, “The Great 8” scored his 800th career goal against the Chicago Blackhawks. He did it with the typical Ovechkin pizzazz, recording a hattrick to move from No. 797 to a clean 800 goals. He became just the third player in NHL history to reach that feat. 

Less than two weeks later, he tied Howe and passed Howe with two goals against the Montreal Canadiens. Now all that is left above him on the ladder is Gretzky at 894.

Ovechkin is the active leader in NHL goals, the next closest is long-time rival Sidney Crosby who is tied with Stan Mikita at No. 33 with 540 goals. 

How many goals does Alex Ovechkin have in his career?

811

How many goals does Alex Ovechkin have this season?

31

How many goals is Alex Ovechkin behind Wayne Gretzky?

83

NHL All-time goals list:

1. Wayne Gretzky – 8942. Alex Ovechkin – 8113. Gordie Howe – 8014. Jaromir Jagr – 7665. Brett Hull – 7416. Marcel Dionne – 7317. Phil Esposito – 7178. Mike Gartner – 7089. Mark Messier – 69410. Steve Yzerman – 692

Alex Ovechkin goal tracker:

No. 811 vs. Colorado Avalanche (Jan. 24, 2023)

No. 810 vs. Philadelphia Flyers (Jan. 14, 2023)

No. 809 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (Jan. 5, 2023)

No. 808 vs. Buffalo Sabres (Jan. 3, 2023)

No. 807 vs. Buffalo Sabres (Jan. 3, 2023)

No. 806 vs. Montreal Canadiens (Dec. 31, 2022)

No. 805 vs. Montreal Canadiens (Dec. 31, 2022)

No. 804 vs. Montreal Canadiens (Dec. 31, 2022)

No. 803 vs. Ottawa Senators (Dec. 29, 2022)

No. 802 vs. Winnipeg Jets (Dec. 23, 2022)

No. 801 vs. Winnipeg Jets (Dec. 23, 2022)

No. 800 at Chicago Blackhawks (Dec. 13, 2022)

No. 799 at Chicago Blackhawks (Dec. 13, 2022)

No. 798 at Chicago Blackhawks (Dec. 13, 2022)

No. 797 at Winnipeg Jets (Dec. 11, 2022)

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