Alex Ovechkin Ties Teemu Selanne on the All-Time Power Play Goal List

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Posted November 29, 2019

(Caps Outsider)

With his third-period goal on Friday, his 16th of the season, Alex Ovechkin tied Teemu Selanne on the all-time power play goals list for 3rd place, with 255.

The only players in front of him now are Brett Hull, with 265, and Dave Andreychuk, with 274.

To me, this has always been an odd NHL record, considering that Andreychuk – who is now no. 15 on the all-time goals list – is the all-time power play goal scorer. Andreychuk had 640 career goals, while Wayne Gretzky, the all-time power play points leader with an unbeatable 890, is 17th place on the power play goals list.

Ovi will be the all-time power play goal leader in a couple of seasons, but we don’t want that to be his legacy, as it is with Andreychuk in terms of leading the NHL in something. Ovi’s goal ought to be 895, and he’s well on his way.