LeBrun Catches Up With Mogilny
Before Ovechkin, there was another Alexander The Great in the NHL: Alexander Mogilny. In 990 career games, Mogilny amassed 473 goals and 559 assists with Buffalo, Vancouver, Toronto and New Jersey. He won a Stanley Cup with New Jersey He would have easily eclipsed 1300 points if not for chronic hip problems (among other injuries) that caused him to miss 324 games over 16 seasons and broke him down for good at 36. His final NHL game was New Years Eve, 2005.
Apparently, Mogilny never officially retired from the NHL, but that time has clearly passed on him, as he told Pierre LeBrun today. It’s good to hear that he’s in good health now and has plenty of time to raise his two kids. He is also a special advisor to the president of a Russian league team. He loved the game too much to drop out of it completely.
Mogilny was a truly dynamic winger throughout his career, and was known for leading eye-popping rushes and being one of the great snipers of his time. It seemed like every other goal he scored was highlight reel-worthy. It’s amazing that he scored over 1000 points despite averaging only 62 games played per season. Hopefully, those games lost to injury won’t do too much damage to his Hall of fame hopes. but for now, enjoy some highlights of Mogilny’s great career:
Other Alexander Mogilny Highlights:
- Scores his 70th goal of the 1992-93 season at 0:58
- Scores an amazing one-handed goal against Ottawa during the 2000-01 season
- Scores a nice goal on a rebound against Montreal during the 2000-01 season
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