Alex Ovechkin Reaches 800 Career Goals With Hat Trick

By Aashirwad

December, 14

Soaked with beer and still wearing his No. 8 jersey, Alex Ovechkin held three pucks in his right hand as he posed for a picture. Three pucks that added up to 800. 

Ovechkin became the third NHL player to reach 800 career goals when he scored three times Tuesday night 

Ovechkin scored on his first two shots, beating Blackhawks goaltender Petr Mrazek 24 seconds into the game 

The 37-year-old winger then completed his 29th career hat trick when he knocked Anthony Mantha’s pass over a sprawled Mrazek 6:34 into the third. 

The rest of the Capitals jumped off the bench to celebrate after the milestone goal, and hats rained down on the ice from the crowd 

Ovechkin jumped onto the ice one last time to salute the cheering fans. He then gave his stick to a boy wearing a Capitals jersey.

Ovechkin has been one of the NHL’s most dangerous scorers practically since he got two goals in his debut with Washington.

The 12-time All-Star has nine seasons with at least 50 goals, including a career-high 65 during the 2007-08 season.