Alex Ovechkin does the math on how to catch Wayne Gretzky’s goal record

Matt Weyrich
NBC Sports Washington

Alex Ovechkin leads all active players with 658 career goals, 236 behind all-time leader Wayne Gretzky. Although it may take him a few years to do it, Ovechkin hasn't counted out the idea that he could surpass Gretzky for the NHL record.

The Capitals winger has led the NHL in goals six of the past seven seasons, including 51 last year. Although he says it's "too far" to be thinking about Gretzky's record right now, it's certainly not out of the question that the soon-to-be 34-year-old could average 50 goals per year the next four seasons.

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Ovechkin currently ranks 13th all time in goals scored but would move all the way up into a tie for seventh with another 50-goal campaign in 2019-20.

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