Alex Ovechkin named Top 20 winger in NHL

Julia Karron

Before the 2019-20 season kicks off, the NHL Network has dubbed Alex Ovechkin one of the best wingers right now, as part of their #NHLTopPlayers series.

Ovi grabbed third on the list, just behind the Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov and the Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane.

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"This guy just lives and breathes to score goals and he did it again this past season," NHL Network analyst Mike Rupp said. "He's going to hit probably this next season, 700 goals."

Should Ovi hit 700 goals next season, he would be eighth all-time on the NHL's goal leader board. He currently sits at 13th all-time with 658 goals.

Ovechkin's 2018-19 campaign was his most productive since the 2009-10 season, and he scored 51 goals along with 38 assists.

It's the eighth season he's scored 50 or more goals, and trails only Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy, who each have nine 50+ goal seasons.

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Alex Ovechkin named Top 20 winger in NHL originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

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