Alexander Ovechkin says he’s not going to be a mentor to the young players of “Washington”
Russian striker of the National Hockey League (NHL) Washington Capitals club Alexander Ovechkin spoke about his future in the team. His words leads the official website of the club.
Ovechkin, 36, said he was not going to take on the role of mentor for the young players of Washington. “Not yet, I have a few more years on my contract. I have always said that I would like to end my career on a high note. Still, four years are left, this is a lot, ”said the striker.
On July 30, Ovechkin assessed his chances of breaking the record of Canadian Wayne Gretzky with the phrase “wait and see.” “When he moved to fifth, fourth place, he called, said:“ Come on, work. I am your main fan, ”said the hockey player.
Ovechkin scored 90 points in 77 NHL games last season. He ranks third in the list of the best scorers in the history of the league and is the best European hockey player in this indicator. The Russian, who hit the opponents’ gates 780 times, is inferior to Gretzky, who scored 894 goals, and his compatriot Gordie Howe (801 goals).