Russian hockey player Alexander Ovechkin expressed his gratitude to the Washington Capitals for holding a ceremony dedicated to his inclusion in the list of the best scorers in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL).
On the night of March 22, Moscow time, the Capitals lost 6:7 in overtime to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL regular season game. Before the meeting, the NHL and Washington held a ceremony in honor of Ovechkin, who scored his 802th career goal on December 23, 2022, surpassing Gordie Howe (801) to become the second-best NHL goalscorer in history.
Also, the Russian striker was accompanied by his wife Anastasia, mother Tatiana, sons Sergey and Ilya, and brother Mikhail. Ovechkin received memorable gifts from the club, league and NHL players’ association.
“Thank you to the fans for their congratulations. Thanks to the Hou family for their support! It means a lot to all of us. I was very happy to take this step. My wife, children, family and many friends around me were all part of this moment in my career.
I’m so happy to throw this important puck on the home ice in front of our fans! A big thank you to all my teammates, coaches and team, I would never have gotten here without you! Thanks Washington for such a wonderful ceremony! I love you all!” — wrote the athlete on social networks.
Earlier it was reported that Ovechkin scored and assisted. helped Washington defeated the Chicago Blackhawks.
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