Fans recognized Ovechkin the greatest sniper in NHL history
AGN Moscow / Sergey Vedyashkin
Russian forward “Washington” Alexander Ovechkin named the fans of the best sniper in the history of the National hockey League (NHL) in the vote conducted by broadcaster NBC.
the Vote took place in the system of the playoffs and 16 players were divided into eight pairs, each of them, the fans chose the best.
On the way to the final, Ovechkin surpassed the NHL legends Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky and Brett hull. In the final round opponent, 34-year-old Ovechkin was a former player of the Pittsburgh penguins and now owns the team from Pennsylvania, and Mario Lemieux. The Russians won with 55% of votes, TASS reports.
With 55% of the votes in the final, YOU THE FANS have voted Alex Ovechkin the GREATEST goal scorer in the history of the NHL. pic.twitter.com/QguM9YsEYH
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) January 1, 2020
regular season-2019/20, suspended March 12 because of a pandemic, Ovechkin scored 67 points (48 goals, 19 assists) in 68 games. The number of goals he shares the first place with the forward of “Boston” by David Pastrnak.
Total in the regular championship of NHL Ovechkin scored 706 goals, this is the eighth in League history. Superiority among snipers for years holds Wayne Gretzky (894).