#1 Alex Ovechkin
“I think it’s going to be weird obviously, but ice was good. I hope it’s going to be sold out and we’re going to have some fun.”
Mullett Arena seats 5,000 fans. Arizona State hockey also plays there so you can see the logo of both the school and the Coyotes at center ice.
Ovechkin made a college hockey player’s day.
Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season on Saturday. He reached the 30 goal mark for the 17th time in his 18 year career. tying former Capital Mike Gartner.
The 37 year old scored his 30th goal in his 45th game of the season, tied for the sixth fewest games required to reach the 30 goal mark in his career.
Among players to begin a season at age 37 or older, Ovechkin required the fewest games in NHL history to reach 30 goals in a single campaign. Jean Beliveau required the second fewest games to reach 30 goals in a single season at 54 games in 1968-69.
Ovechkin is the 11th different player aged 37 or older to score 30 goals in a season. The only season in which he did not score 30 goals was in the 2021 COVID shortened season.