Quebezer Marcel Dionne congratulates Alexander Ovechkin of Russia for removing him from fifth place in NHL history.
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“I know you’re going to overtake me,” Dion said in a pre-recorded video broadcast Wednesday night on the scoreboard at Capitol One Arena in Washington. I also know about your 700th goal, but the most important of all is respect. “
Capitals star Wayne Gretzky (894) set a new record, scoring his 731st and 732nd career goals in the regular season, 5-1 over the New York Rangers.
Continuing his words, Dionne actually presented the hat displaying his name to the hero of the day.
“Owy, this is my hat so every day I can remember who you are, but for the day you surpassed me I made a promise to you: you must wear your hat all day,” he said. Capitals hat on his head.
“You have a special quality: you are a natural marker. It’s incredible!
Once a day …
After Wednesday’s game, Leading Capitals No. 8 responded modestly.
“I’m trying to have fun,” Ovechkin said. Obviously, being on this list is a great privilege [des meilleurs buteurs de l’histoire de la LNH], But as I always said, we go from game to game one day. “
Ovechkin’s next step was to beat Brett Hull, scoring 741 career goals in the fourth round. For Dion, he is the highest goalscorer in the NHL with 731 goals, at least 731 ahead of Mario Lemieux (690).
Highest scorers in NHL history
1 – Wayne Gretzky 894
2 – Gordy Howe 801
3 – Jaromir Jagger 766
4 – Brett Hull 741
5 – Alex Ovechkin 732
6 – Marcel Dionne 731
7 – Phil Esposito 717
Quebeker with the most goals
1 – Marcel Dionne 731
2 – Mario Lemieux 690
3 – Luc Robitaille 668
4 – Mike Bassi 573
5 – Guy Laughlor 560
6 – Michelle Goulette 548
7 – Maurice Richard 544