Chicago’s Marian Hossa recorded his 1000th career NHL point Thursday night, by scoring in the third period against the Ottawa Senators. The goal, assisted by Kris Versteeg, put the Blackhawks up 4-3 in a game they would eventually win in the shootout. Hossa scored both his 999th and 1000th points in the same game, which happened to be his 1100th in the NHL.
Marian Hossa just became the 80th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 career points. Congrats, Hoss! pic.twitter.com/QI7mJhOXnm
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) October 31, 2014
Hossa, at 35 years old, has become the 8oth player in league history to score 1000 points. Fittingly, he scored against the team that drafted him 12th overall in 1997. Hossa played parts of seven seasons in Ottawa, in which time he amassed 188 goals and 390 points. The goal Thursday was his second of the season (and fourth point).
Hossa is currently fourth among active players in career points, the first ahead of him being Jarome Iginla with 1174. Jaromir Jagr leads the pack there by a significant margin, with 1762 points. He’s also just 4 points behind Brian Propp, who sits 79th on the all-time list.
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