Alex Ovechkin and Steve Yzerman are the only captains in NHL history to win the Presidents’ Trophy three times
Though Justin Williams stole his goal, Alex Ovechkin still achieved a pretty big feat on Wednesday when the Capitals clinched the NHL Presidents’ Trophy for the league’s best regular season team. The 2-0 win gave the Caps their third such trophy since since 2010 and their second in a row.
The captain for all of those trophy wins? Ovechkin. He is just the second NHL captain to win it three times since its inception in 1985. The other captain is Hall-of-Fame center, Steve Yzerman, who did it five times with the Detroit Red Wings from 1994 to 2006.