Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin
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BREAKING: Alex Ovechkin Opens Up About When He Will Retire

Published February 17, 2024 at 4:22 PM

The NHL has a toll on the bodies of even the most successful players. It seems for one, that time may be coming sooner than expected.

Alex Ovechkin Set To Retire After Capitals Contract Expires

Captain of the Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin is one of the biggest names in hockey given the sheer amount of goals he has scored, bested only by The Great One himself. So it may come as a shock to some that he announced he expects to retire after his current contract expires.

"Alex Ovechkin believes he will retire from hockey after he finishes out current contract with Capitals"

The 38-year-old Ovechkin has already had a great season with the Capitals, having broken the record for most empty-net goals and is currently on his way to the longest goal-scoring streak.

"Alex Ovechkin Is On His Longest Goal-Scoring Streak in Years. He Is 60 Away From Gretzky. #Com3210"

With 836 career goals, he is only 59 goals away from beating Wayne Gretzky's record. While it cannot be certain if he will reach that number by his retirement, we know the NHL will not be the same with him.
February 17   |   354 answers
BREAKING: Alex Ovechkin Opens Up About When He Will Retire

Do you think Ovechkin will break Gretzky's goal record?

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