Alex Ovechkin Wins the Rocket Richard Trophy


King of the league (Photo credit: Jamie Squire)

It’s official: Alex Ovechkin has won the 2013 Rocket Richard Trophy. Back in February, Ovechkin was getting trashed as struggled through his third consecutive subpar year. Now he’s the NHL’s scoring leader for the third time in his eight year career.

After the remarkable spring, the Great Eight finished with 32 goals in 48 games in the lockout shortened season — the same number of tallies he registered two years ago despite playing 32 more games and only six less that last year’s total over 78 games. For the honors this season, he beat out Steven Stamkos by three goals.

“It’s big after a couple of years of not getting any indivual awards,” Ovechkin told CSN’s Al Koken after Washington’s final game of the season. “It’s huge.”

Let’s hope Ovi gets some more trophies this season — particularly ones you can drink out of.

  • Nice and well deserved, congrats to Ovi now keep it going.

  • JenniferH

    Go Ovi! Well, that’s sure a dang good way to shut those naysayers (Mike Millbury) down!

  • As Ovechkin has said – individual trophies don’t matter any more (as nice as they are for us fans). There’s only one more trophy he needs so let’s go get that Cup boys!

  • I don’t care about trophies anymore. I care about cups.

  • Tim Lee

    Gotta agree with the others – this is nice, but the Cup is all that matters.

  • Соси его, Mйлбуриъ!