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How many career goals does Alex Ovechkin have?

Capitals wing is chasing down 800 goals. We go over how close he is in his career.

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals looks on against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on December 7, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Washington Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin will go down as arguably the greatest goal scorer of all-time when he decides to retire. Until then, we get to watch him on his quest to become the top goal scorer in NHL history. To do so, he has to reach 800 and pass the great Gordie Howe (801) this season. Here we’re tracking how many goals Ovechkin has in his career and how far away from reaching 800 he is.

Alex Ovechkin stats: Career goals

Goal total: 800

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3rd period @ Blackhawks — Ovechkin completed the hat trick in the third to give the Capitals a 5-2 lead and reach 800 career goals. Check out the video:

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1st period @ Blackhawks — It’s been quite the first period for Ovechkin, who is now one goal away from hitting 800 on his career. He’s got two in the first period against the Blackhawks.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1st period @ Blackhawks — Well, the party has started in Chicago. Ovechkin has already found the back of the net 24 seconds into the first period and now has 798 career goals. If he can complete the hat trick tonight, he’ll hit 800 career goals.

Tuesday, Dec. 13 — As of Tuesday night, Ovechkin has 797 goals and is three away from reaching 800. The Capitals face the Chicago Blackhawks on the road at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. Ovechkin can certainly reach 800 on Tuesday night. He has 17 goals this season in 30 games. He also leads the Capitals with 129 shots on goal.