January 7, 2023, 10:22 am – Public News Service – OSN

Russian forward “Washington Capitals” Alexander Ovechkin played his 1316th game in the National hockey leagues (NHL). Now the 37-year-old striker, along with ex-player Alexei Kovalev, tops the rating in terms of games played in the league among Russian players.

The meeting in the US capital against Nashville ended in the defeat of Ovechkin’s team (2:3). Ovechkin has 29 goals and 19 assists this season. The Russian is in eighth place in the list of scorers of the 2022/23 season.

Earlier, on the official website of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) there was information about the composition of the groups for the MFM‑2024. They did not include the national teams of Russia and Belarus.

The championship will be held in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. Teams from Canada, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Latvia and others will take part in the tournament. More about the upcoming tournament read in material Public news service.