7. Alex Ovechkin
Whenever Alex Ovechkin decides to retire, he is considered the greatest goal scorer in the history of hockey. By the time he was 33, he had scored 658 goals. Since then, he has scored 700 goals, which he did in 2019-20. It would be unthinkable if there could ever be a player who would be able to reach the Way Van Gretzky’s 894 marks overall.
Most of it has to do with consistency, with the “Great Eight” scoring the longest. He has never scored less than 32 goals this season. Eight times Ovechkin has reached 50 or more goals. His work best developed in his three seasons (2007-08) when he got 65 goals in 82 games.
Ovechkin owns the Stanley Cup, a Conn Smith, eight Morse “Rocket” Richard Trophies, a Calder Trophy, three Heart Memoirs, an Art Ross, and three Lester B. Pearson / Ted Lindsay awards.
Many hope he will play long enough to break Gretzky’s record. Its ability to set goals does not show signs of diminishing.