Stat Proves Auston Matthews is Better than Alex Ovechkin

Published August 10, 2023 at 10:10

Auston Matthews is definitely one of the most fun players to watch in the NHL. He's among the elite of the League, and there's a new proof to support that statement.


A Leader Among Legends

Matthews isn't just a name in the league; he's a generational sensation whose talent for scoring goals has made headlines. Since 2016, he's stood tall at the top of the goal charts, leading in goals and only second in game-winning ones. His average of .62 goals per game puts him 7th on the all-time list, rubbing shoulders with Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Mike Bossy, Brett Hull, Jari Kurri, and Teemu Selanne.

Looking at these numbers, something stands out. His goals per game average is just a smidge more than Alexander Ovechkin's 0.61. Ovechkin is often considerer as possibly the best goal-scorer in NHL's history. Yet, in this particular aspect, Matthews has the edge.


It's not just about flash and flair with Matthews; consistency is his middle name. He's never found the back of the net less than 34 times in a single season, earning honors like 2 Rocket Richard Trophies, 1 Hart Trophy, and a Ted Lindsay Award.

Now, he's standing on the brink of yet another major milestone. With just 1 more goal, he will reach 300, becoming the 8th fastest player to achieve this feat. And guess what? He'll be right behind Ovechkin once again.

Matthews' greatness is no fluke; it's a result of hard work, talent, and a burning desire to be the best. Whether you're a Maple Leaf fan or not, watching Matthews play is something every hockey enthusiast should experience.

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Stat Proves Auston Matthews is Better than Alex Ovechkin

Do you think Matthews will score more goals than Ovechkin next season?

Yes5860.4 %
No3839.6 %
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