Alexander Ovechkin’s climb up the NHL’s all-time scoring list continued Wednesday night when he tallied his 1,000th career point in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Fittingly, the milestone came on a beautiful shot that also marked his 545th career goal.
Ovechkin also made some Washington Capitals history with his goal.
Ovi is the 37th player in league history to score all 1,000 of his points with one team. He became the first player whose entire career was played in the 21st century to tally 1,000 points and is just the 16th player to score 20 or more goals in each of his first 12 seasons.
Those are some pretty impressive stats for the Russian superstar.
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Thumbnail photo via Dec 17, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) shoots the puck as Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) defends in the first period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports