Alex Ovechkin becomes Capitals' all-time points leader

Geoff Burke / USA TODAY Sports

Alex Ovechkin added another milestone to his impressive NHL resume.

Ovechkin recorded an assist on Nicklas Backstrom's first-period goal during Tuesday's game against the Calgary Flames, becoming the Capitals' all-time franchise points leader.

The assist was made as Ovechkin's point shot was deftly deflected by Backstrom, his long-time running mate.

Ovechkin added another assist and has now recorded 428 goals and 399 assists in 691 career games, passing Peter Bondra as the club's all-time leading scorer. 

Bondra collected his 825 points in 961 career games for the Capitals, and offered the following statement regarding Ovechkin's achievement:

It has been a thrill to watch Alex play for the Capitals during his young, illustrious career. He is an extremely talented player and I couldn’t be happier for him on achieving this great milestone. I extend to him my most sincere congratulations for passing my mark and becoming Washington’s franchise points leader. I wish him good luck in the rest of his career as he continues to rewrite the Capitals’ history books.

Look for this puck in the Hall of Fame one day.

Alex Ovechkin becomes Capitals' all-time points leader
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