The Noon Number: 9

Bruce Bennett

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:

Player GP G A P
Guy Lafleur 603 355 461 816
Mike Bossy 609 474 454 928
Wayne Gretzky 632 543 977 1520
Michel Goulet 607 366 364 730
Jari Kurri 600 397 451 848
Dale Hawerchuk 634 353 495 848
Mario Lemieux 517 408 606 1014
Luc Robitaille 640 392 411 803
Alex Ovechkin 579 349 352 701

Jesus, Wayne.

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

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