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Alex Ovechkin scores 750th goal and replicates Jagr's record

11:32, 05 December 2021
Alex Ovechkin scores 750th goal and replicates Jagr's record Photo: Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via

Russian hockey player of Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin scored the 750th goal in his career in the National Hockey League (NHL) and repeated the record of the Czech Jaromir Jagr.


Ovechkin,36, spends 17th in a row season in the NHL, where the player could score 20 or more goals. According to this indicator, he caught up with Jagr, Marcel Dion, and Mats Sundin.

Ovechkin scored his 750th career goal in an NHL match against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He helped his team achieve a 3-1 victory.

The goalkeeper of Blue Jackets Tarasov became the 152nd goaltender to be beaten by Ovechkin.

Ovechkin has scored 20 goals and made 19 assists in 25 games this season. On the list of the best snipers in the history of the league, Ovechkin still lags behind Jagr. He needs to score 16 goals to catch up with the eminent Czech.

There are only three other players in NHL history who have scored more than Ovechkin: Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, and Jaromir Jagr. Ovechkin is also 51 away from Gordie Howe (801) and 144 away from Wayne Gretzky (894).