Alex Ovechkin has made history as the NHL player with the most shots on goal in league history. Ovechkin currently has a total of 6211 shots on goal, and counting, in his 1,309 NHL games played. He recently passed former defenseman Ray Bourque, who had 6209 shots on goal in 1,612 games in his career.
Ovechkin, who has been playing in the NHL for over 16 seasons, has consistently proven himself to be one of the league’s top goal scorers. He currently has 800 goals, just one behind Bourque, who finished his career with 801 goals. Ovechkin is also in the top three for career goals scored in the NHL, and is well on his way to breaking more NHL records in the future.
In third place behind Ovechkin and Bourque is Jaromir Jagr, who had 5637 shots on goal and 766 goals in 1,733 games. Jagr, like Ovechkin, is a former Hart Trophy winner and is considered one of the greatest players in NHL history.
Overall, Ovechkin’s accomplishment in becoming the NHL player with the most shots on goal is a testament to his skill and determination. His ability to consistently get shots on net has played a major role in his success as a goal scorer, and he will undoubtedly continue to add to his impressive totals in the future.
Ovechkin continues to chase Gretzky’s 894 goal record, currently sitting 94 goals behind it at 800. Ovechkin, 37, currently has 20 goals in just 35 games this season and is on pace for another 40+ goal campaign, and at his current pace will only sit around 70 goals away from Gretzky’s record at the end of this season.