List of NHL players with 1,000 points
The List of National Hockey League
(NHL) players with 1,000 points is a list of the individual players who have scored at least 1,000 regular season
points during their career in the NHL. A point
in the NHL is awarded to a player for scoring a goal
or to the player(s) that assists a player to score the goal; a maximum of two “assists”
can be awarded per goal.
As of the completion of the 2017–18 season — the 100th regular season of play of the NHL — 87 different ice hockey players have scored at least 1,000 regular season points in their NHL career.
A 1,000-point career was first achieved in the 44th year of the NHL (1960–61), when Gordie Howe scored his 1,000th point in his 938th game. The first (of only eight) defenceman to reach 1,000 points was Denis Potvin, playing in his 987th game during the 70th year of the NHL (1986–87).
The most recent player to reach 1,000 points was Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks. He did so on November 30, 2017 against the Nashville Predators.
The 1997–98 NHL season saw the largest number of players (six) achieve their 1,000th point. A total of five players scored their 1,000th point in the 1990–91 season.
Beginning with Gordie Howe's achievement in 1960–61, and ignoring the cancelled (lockout) season of 2004–05, there have been 16 seasons in which no player happened to score their 1,000th career point. Of these 16, there were six seasons between Gordie Howe and the second player, Jean Beliveau, to make it to the 1,000-point mark.
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