Ovechkin scored 22 points in 15 NHL games last month. On behalf of the captain of “Washington” 13 goals and 9 assists.
It was in December that Ovechkin managed to get ahead of Gordie Howe and move up to second in NHL history in number of goals scored in the regular season. The Russian’s next target is Wayne Gretzky. Ovechkin has 806 goals, the Canadian has 894.
Edmonton leader Conor McDavid, who scored 31 points in December, became the second star of the month. Buffalo forward Teige Thompson was third with 22 points.
The best newcomer of the past month was also recognized by the Russian – the goalkeeper of “Carolina” Petr Kochetkov. He has seven wins and one loss in extra time, as well as two clean sheets.