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Tonight, Sidney Crosby reached another elite career milestone and became the 86th NHL player to cross the 1,000 career points mark. He did this in his 757th career game, against the Winnipeg Jets with his primary assist of Chris Kunitz's goal. He also scored the game-winning goal in OT.
Crosby now has a total of 368 goals and 631 assists.
Other current NHL players who have surpassed the 1,000 point mark (and their current point totals) include Jaromir Jagr (1900), Joe Thornton (1379), Jerome Iginla (1288), Marian Hossa (1123), Patrick Marleau (1069), Alexander Ovechkin (1017), and Henrik Sedin (1004). Ovechkin and Sedin both broke the 1,000 point mark in games last month (January 2017).
Two other players, Daniel Sedin and Shane Doan, are each poised to hit 1,000 points in the near future with 973 and 964 points, respectively.
The player to reach 1,000 points the fastest was Wayne Gretzky in 424 games (and his second 1,000 in just 433 more) and the second fastest was Mario Lemieux in 513 games. Crosby becomes the 86th player to break the 1,000 point mark. (Wouldn't it have been perfect if he could have been the 87th?!?!?)