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The “Washington” named the only hockey player capable of breaking Gretzky’s record

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Washington Capitals player Backstrom says only Ovechkin can beat Gretzky’s record

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Swedish striker “Washington Capitals” Niklas Backstrom shared his opinion about team captain Alexander Ovechkin. His words are quoted by Expressen.

The player called the Russian striker the only one who is able to break the record of Canadian Wayne Gretzky. “It will be interesting to see. If anyone can take this bar, it’s only Ovi, ”he said.

Earlier, Ovechkin spoke about his future in the National Hockey League (NHL). “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, ”he shared.

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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).

Source: Lenta

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