Today's Number looks at Alex Ovechkin at 700
The Noon Number: 9 - Number of players in NHL history who have tallied at least 349 goals and 352 assists over their first eight seasons in the League, eight of whom are in the Hall of Fame. Here's the list, chronologically, with totals through eight seasons:
Of further note, per Elias:
Alex Ovechkin's score-tying power play goal early in the third period of the Capitals' game at Carolina was the 700th point of his NHL career (349 goals, 351 assists). Ovechkin reached the 700-point mark in his 579th game, the fastest that any NHL player has done so since October 2003, when Peter Forsberg hit that milestone in his 549th game. Only two active players other than Ovechkin needed fewer than 600 games to accumulate 700 career points: Teemu Selanne (541) and Jaromir Jagr (557).
Source on today's Number: HockeyReference.com