Don't even dream of seeing Alex Ovechkin in Montreal

Published July 25, 2021 at 3:57 PM

Alex Ovechkin has been loud and clear, there is no way he will conclude his NHL career with any other logo than the Washington Capitals'. When he leaves the Caps, it will be to retire completely or to conclude his career in the KHL. Brian MacLellan actually said that the team and the Ovechkin clan should shake hands before the free agent market opens.

For the few who wanted to see him land in Montreal, forget it, it'll never happen.

At the time of writing this brief post, Alex Ovechkin is on the uncompensated free agent list, having just completed a $124 million deal that he signed on January 10, 2008. The next pact he signs won't be as long, as the "Tsar" will be 36 years old on September 17. However, he still has a lot of gas in the tank, being an outstanding athlete.

During the shortened schedule, "Ovi" collected a total of 42 points, including 24 goals, in 45 games. In his career, he has a total of 730 goals and 590 assists, which gives him a total of 1320 points in 1197 games. Add to that a ton of individual trophies and a Stanley Cup in 2018. In short, the Caps captain ranks 6th in NHL history in goals, and his focus remains on catching Wayne Gretzky, who put up 894.

If all goes well, he should surpass Marcel Dionne (731) and Brett Hull (741) by next year, which would put him in 4th place in history. Ovechkin's strength remains his ability to endure pain, as he plays a very physical game and has missed very few games in his career.
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