Ottawa Senators' Sergei Gonchar sets career record for points by Russian defenceman

Senators defenceman Sergei Gonchar. (QMI Agency)

Senators defenceman Sergei Gonchar. (QMI Agency)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:57 PM ET

OTTAWA - Now that he has passed one Sergei in the NHL record books, is there enough left in Sergei Gonchar's tank to even think about catching another?

Logic would say, of course not. But the Senators defenceman did not completely dismiss the suggestion.

"I've got to be in the league maybe five or 10 more years," Gonchar said with a laugh Thursday morning. "We'll see."

Gonchar became the highest scoring Russian blueliner in league history with two assists in Tuesday's win over Carolina, moving a point ahead of Sergei Zubov with 772. To unseat Sergei Fedorov as the highest scoring Russian NHLer of all-time, the 39-year-old would need another 408 points.

So realistically, he'd need to play until he's 50 -- and nobody's even talked about wanting to do that since Alex Kovalev.


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