Ovechkin wins 7th 'Rocket' Richard Trophy with 49-goal season
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Clear some space in Alex Ovechkin's trophy case.

The Washington Capitals captain capped the 2017-18 campaign by winning the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's top goal-scorer on the back of a 49-goal season.

This marks the seventh time Ovechkin has won the award, and the fifth time in the past six seasons. He first earned the honor in 2007-08.

Ovechkin's 49 goals represent the lowest output he's needed to win the trophy save for the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, when he netted 32 goals in 48 games.

His most memorable goal this season was likely his 600th career tally, as Ovechkin became just the 20th NHL player to ever reach that plateau and the fourth-fastest to get there.

The NHL introduced the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy in the 1998-99 season.

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