Players Tied with Ovechkin in Goals

Posted November 21, 2011

Alex Ovechkin is obviously in a bit of a slump, and off to a slower than hoped for start this season. To help illustrate that point, I figured I’d put together a little list of other players who have 7 goals so far this season :

  • David Clarkson, RW – NJ
  • Jason Garrison, D – FLA
  • Christopher Higgings, LW – VAN
  • Tuomo Ruutu, C – CAR
  • Patric Hornqvist, RW – NSH
  • Christ Kunitz, LW – PIT
  • Curtis Glencross, LW – CGY
  • David Jones, RW – COL
  • Alexander Steen, LW – STL
  • Chris Kelly, C – BOS
  • Craig Smith, C – NSH
  • Stephen Weis, C – FLA
  • Brian Gionta, RW – MTL
  • Milan Hejduk, RW – COL
  • Simon Gagne, LW – LA

That’s a collection of names that you’d likely find on the waiver wire in your Fantasy Hockey League, and certainly not the type of guys that Alex would normally like to be grouped with. Luckily, he also finds himself tied with some other top tier talents :

  • Corey Perry, RW – ANA
  • Henrik Sedin, C – VAN
  • Patrick Kane, RW – CHI
  • James van Riemsdyk, LW – PHI
  • Logan Couture, C – SJ
  • David Backes, C – STL
  • Patrick Sharp, C – CHI
  • Teemu Selanne, RW – ANA
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C – EDM

But then of course there are these guys who currently have 8 goals :

  • Matt Read, RW – PHI
  • Matt Cullen, C – MIN
  • Radim Vrbata, RW – PHX
  • Tomas Fleischmann, LW – FLA

Yeah, OUCH. Alex is currently tied with 24 other players for 36th in the league in Goal Scoring. He is 18th in shots on goal, is tied for 113th in assists and tied for 62nd in pts. Let’s hope he gets things turned around against Phoenix tonight.