“Rename the award in honor of Alexander Ovechkin. Wayne Gretzky and Maurice Richard became the best scorers five times. The only one who’s a little closer to Ovechkin is Phil Esposito, who six such prizes. But it is 33 percent less than the Russians,” wrote Fels.
When this reporter suggested to rename the prize, not now, but when Ovechkin will finish his career. Recall that in the week Alexander for the ninth time in his career won the “Maurice Richard Trophy”. At the end of the regular season, he scored 48 goals and shared the award with David Pastrnak (“Boston”).
the Russian became only the third player in NHL history who managed to become top scorer at the age of 34 years and older. To Ovechkin this result was bill cook (28 goals in 48 games at age 37 in the season 1932/33) and Gordie Howe (38 goals in 70 meetings in the age of 35 in the season 1962/63).