Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored the 600th goal of his remarkable career during the team’s game against the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night.
Ovechkin becomes the 20th player in NHL history to reach the milestone, and did so in 990 games. He’s just the fourth player to score 600 goals in under 1,000 games, joining a very special list of players:
Players to score 600 goals in fewer than 1,000 games.
1. Wayne Gretzky (718 games)
2. Mario Lemieux (719)
3. Brett Hull (900)
4. Alex Ovechkin (990)
Source: Elias Sports Bureau
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) March 13, 2018
Youngest Players at time of 600th Goal:
Wayne Gretzky 27-302
Mario Lemieux 31-122
Alex Ovechkin 32-176
Bobby Hull 33-82 pic.twitter.com/07uaXdZUWf
— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) March 13, 2018
This Caps fan and David Puddy wannabe congratulated Ovechkin on the accomplishment. This guy looks like a human cherry-dipped Dairy Queen cone.
This is it. This is why you play the game: To have this guy congratulate you on 600 goals. pic.twitter.com/xALmtiky6Q
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) March 13, 2018
Gotta support the team.