As the NHL trends younger, it’s noteworthy that Alex Ovechkin turns 34 today, Sept. 17. At an age when most players begin their decline, the Capitals’ captain doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

Ovechkin has accomplished virtually everything in his career, but there is still one summit left for him to conquer: Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goals record. In this context, at only 34 years old time is on Ovechkin’s side.

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