Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
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Major Turnaround for Alex Ovechkin: Retirement Officially Imminent

Published February 19, 2024 at 9:29

In a recent interview with Russian journalist Igor Rabiner, Alexander Ovechkin made a major revelation about his future in the NHL.

The captain of the Washington Capitals announced that he is seriously considering hanging up his skates when his current contract comes to an end. Thus, he would be in his final miles in the NHL, and the days are now numbered before seeing him leave the action permanently.

A record becoming increasingly impossible to beat?

Given that he is currently chasing Wayne Gretzky's record for the most career goals scored, Ovechkin will only have two more seasons to play after this one to try to approach the legendary number 99's mythical mark of 894 goals.

With 14 goals and 38 points in 50 games this season, let's just say that the task is becoming significantly more difficult for the sharpshooter. He currently totals 836 goals, which means he still needs to score 58 goals to catch up to Gretzky.

If he maintains his current pace, he should finish the campaign with 22 goals, which would leave him needing to score at least 25 goals in each of the next two seasons to tie the ultimate record.

Due to the noticeable slowdown in his statistics and the fact that the Capitals are no longer as dominant a team as they once were, unless there's a huge turnaround, Ovi may run out of time to achieve the impossible.

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Major Turnaround for Alex Ovechkin: Retirement Officially Imminent

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