Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin put pen to paper on a five-year, $47.5 million contract in July that he hopes will allow him to ultimately notch his 895th career NHL goal and surpass living legend Wayne Gretzky (894) as the league's all-time leading scorer. 

Ovechkin's main on-the-ice rival is rooting for him to make history. 

Per Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, Pittsburgh Penguins captain and future Hall of Famer Sidney Crosby said during Thursday's NHL players media tour he's cheering for Ovechkin, who currently has 730 goals, to finish his career atop that category in the record books.