Tuesday, August 5, 2008

3 Seasons of Ovechkin












Alex Ovechkin has now completed 3 full seasons in the NHL. He has scored 163 goals in those 3 seasons. He is currently tied for 506th on the NHL's All-Time Goals Scored List. So I ran a little analysis on where Alex stacks up against the top twenty players on that list. There were only two players among them who scored more goals in their first 3 full seasons.

Mike Bossy scored 173 goals and Wayne Gretzky scored 198. Gretzky scored an NHL record 92 goals in his third season. Behind Alex on the list is Joe Nieuwendyk with 147 goals followed by Mario Lemieux and Brett Hull who scored 145 goals each. That's some pretty good company if you ask me. Here's the list:

Player Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Total NHL All-Time Rank
Alex Ovechkin 52 46 65 163 506






Wayne Gretzky 51 55 92 198 1
Gordie Howe 7 16 12 35 2
Brett Hull 32 41 72 145 3
Marcel Dionne 28 40 24 92 4
Phil Esposito 23 27 21 71 5
Mike Gartner 36 48 35 119 6
Mark Messier 12 23 50 85 7
Steve Yzerman 39 30 14 83 8
Mario Lemiex 43 48 54 145 9
Luc Robitaille 45 53 46 144 10
Brenden Shanahan 7 22 30 59 11
Jaromir Jagr 27 32 34 93 12
Dave Andreychuk 38 31 36 105 13
Joe Sakic 23 39 48 110 14
Bobby Hull 13 18 39 70 15
Dino Ciccarelli 55 37 38 130 16
Jari Kurri 32 32 45 109 17
Mike Bossy 53 69 51 173 18
Joe Nieuwendyk 51 51 45 147 19
Guy Lafleur 29 28 21 78 20



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