Alex Ovechkin sets the NHL record for most 40 goal seasons
Alex Ovechkin sets the NHL record for most 40 goal NHL seasons with 13. Will he break the all-time NHL goal scoring record?

Alex Ovechkin continues his trek toward becoming the all-time goals scoring leader in the NHL. With his goal last night he now sits 74 goals behind Wayne Gretzky for the all-time record.

The one record Ovechkin did break of Gretzky’s last night was Wayne’s record of 12 NHL season’s of 40 goals. Ovechkin now sits at 13 seasons of 40 goals.

Ovechkin, 37, was drafted 1st overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2004 NHL entry draft. Currently over a career that spans 18 seasons, he has a total 1479 points in 1340 games played, and 141 playoffs points in 147 games played.

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What are NHL fans saying about Alex Ovechkin’s record breaking 40 goal seasons

Amazing goal scorer, he might already have reached Gretzky’s record if not for the lookouts.

Difficult to compare these two. Gretzky was the far better player but Ovechkin arguably the greatest goal scorer of all-time.

Alex Ovechkin is the best pure goal scorer ever. He’s done it all, Ovechkin is Top 5 of all-time. Gretzky, Lemieux, Orr, Howe, Ovechkin. No particular order.

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