The milestones just keep coming for Alex Ovechkin, who skates in his 1,000th NHL game April 1 – and shows no signs of slowing down as he looks to capture his seventh Rocket Richard Trophy.
March 29, Brent Seabrook becomes the first defenceman of the talented 2003 NHL Entry Draft to reach 1,000 games played in the NHL – and he's played them all with the Chicago Blackhawks.
What began with a simple signature on a dotted line quickly morphed into a whirlwind of flight-hopping that brought a lanky, teenaged Matt Stajan to a career in the big leagues maybe even a bit sooner than he would have dreamed.
Fleury has won 25 of 37 starts in a season stunted only by a concussion that kept him out of the lineup for two months. Earlier this week, he became the 13th goaltender in NHL history to win 400 games , trailing just Roberto Luongo and Henrik Lundqvist among active players.
Everyone around Alex Ovechkin had a hunch this was his night.
Aside from the 1,000 NHL games played milestone he recently reached, veteran defenceman Dan Hamhuis names his top five hockey career moments so far.
A durable and effective defenceman, Dan Hamhuis got to live out a childhood dream on the way to becoming just the 106th defenceman to reach 1,000 NHL games.