Ovechkin rushes to the top of the big Europeans in the NHL. There are only seven people away

The Washington Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild in the regular NHL season. The meeting took place at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul and ended with a score of 5: 2 (2: 0, 1: 1, 2: 1) in favor of the guests.

Russian striker "Washington" Alexander Ovechkin spent 16 minutes on the ice for 51 seconds, scored an assist and ended the game with a use rating of "+2".

He came in eighth place in the history of the NHL on points among Europeans, gained 1142th points (619 + 523) for his career and equaled the great Niklas Lidstromspeaking for Detroit. There are only seven people for Ovechkin. We talk about everyone who will have to catch up with Alexander and catch up to conquer the top.

Alexander Ovechkin came in eighth place in the history of the NHL on points among Europeans

7. n. Daniel Alfredsson, 45

1157 points (444 + 713)

The legendary Swedish attacker is the immediate goal of Ovechkin. The Olympic champion became an icon for Ottawa fans, in which he spent almost his entire career at NHL. At the end of his career was still "Detroit", but the injuries felt. Alfie, as the Scandinavians were called, could no longer play at full strength. "Without a doubt Daniel is the biggest hockey player to see the city," said team owner Eugene Melnik. It is remarkable that the former captain of the "senators" became a Canadian citizen as part of the World Cup Heritage Program. Alfredsson received Canadian citizenship during a ceremony in the fanatical village of the World Cup in Toronto.

6. n. Sergey Fedorov, 48 years old

1179 (483 + 696)

If Alfredsson is an icon for Ottawa fans, Fedorov is the idol of Detroit fans. And many of those in Russia. Before the start of the 1995/96 season five Russian hockey players appeared in the Red Wings: Fedorov, Vladimir Konstantinov, Vyacheslav Fetisov, Igor Larionov, Vyacheslav Kozlov. So, thanks to coach Scotty Bowman, the legendary "Russian Five" was formed. As part of the Red Wings, Fedorov, now working in the CSKA system, won three Stanley Cups. The Fedorov handshoot is something from the category of fiction.

Sergey Fedorov

Sergey Fedorov

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5. n. Peter Shtyastny, 62 years old

1239 (450 + 789)

Slovak forward Peter Stjastny is well known to fans with experience. During the performances of the Quebec Nordics team, Peter became a Canadian citizen. For the Canadian club, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame played together with the brothers Anton and Marian. Peter's son, Paul, now plays in the NHL and replaces Winnipeg by Vegas for the current season. It seems that the performance of Peter Stastny Ovechkin was right without any problems. Given Alexander's current rate of fire, it is difficult to think differently.

4. n. Mats Sundin, 47 years old

1349 (564 + 785)

After completing his career in 2009, Swedish striker Mats Sundin spent his best years in the NHL with Toronto. In 1997, after the departure of Doug Gilmore at the New Jersey Devils, Sundin was appointed captain as captain and became the 16th captain of the Maple Leafs. During his performance in the Canadian team, Sundin became a living legend and a favorite of the audience, and he also received the title of the best scorer "Maple Leafs" in history, the best sniper and second assistant. The last club was Sundin "Vancouver".

Mats Sundin

Mats Sundin

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3. n. Jari Kurri, 58

1398 (601 + 797)

The third place in the list of great Europeans, lit in the NHL, is occupied by Finn Jari Kurri. In the NHL-version of 1980 the Edmonton only chose the 20-year-old Kurri in the fourth round, but in the end the Finnish prodigy played until 1990 for the oilmen & # 39 ;. Kurri is well remembered in Los Angeles, the Rangers, Dax and Avalanche. Now Kurri works in his homeland Jokerite as the general director of the club.

2. n. Teemu Selanne, 48 years old

1457 (684 + 773)

Finnish Flash – in second place. Selanne started to play Jokerite just like Kurri, but the talent of the hockey player soon showed that Teemu could prove himself in the NHL. At the beginning of his career, Jari Kurri was an idol for Selanne. Teemu was drafted by Winnipeg, but he spent his best years in Anaheim, eventually winning the long-awaited Stanley Cup. A couple of Selanne – MacDonald killed rivals. On January 12, 2015, the "ducks" from the circuit won the eighth game number, including the Finnish striker.

1. n. Jaromir Jagr, 46 years old

1921 (766 + 1155)

Oh, it will not be easy for Ovechkin to beat the performance of the Czech genius Jaromir Jagr, who almost reached the point of two thousand points in the NHL regular season. Jagr twice won the Stanley Cup in the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he was captain. A member of the Triple Gold Club has left his mark on many teams. According to the number of goals in official games – 2684 (1084 + 1600) – Jaromir is in second place in the history of hockey, the second only for Wayne Gretzky (1098 pucks). Now Jaromir Jagr is the owner of the Czech club Kladno. The 46-year-old hockey player is included in the bidding of the team for this season, but has not played any match yet.

Jaromir Jagr

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