The Season of 1000s.

By Jeanine Biggs

Along with the impressive win streaks accomplished by the Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, and even the Columbus Blue Jackets, the NHL has seen some other notable feats in the ongoing 2016-2017 season. With the likes of current Florida Panther’s forward Jaromir Jagr further cementing his name among the greats list by moving up to the second highest scorer in NHL history over a career that started in 1990 and is still ongoing, more players are following suit.

The 2016-17 season thus far has seen Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin reach the illustrious 1000 points mark. With the season ongoing more players are joining the 1000 club, like Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who is just eight points shy of the achievement.

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With the 1000 points aside, players such as Arizona Coyote’s Shane Doan and San Jose Shark’s Patrick Marleau are achieving great things in their respective careers. With Doan reaching the 400 goals mark and Marleau inching closer and closer to 500 career goals. Even the young bucks are getting involved in the celebrations, with the Edmonton Oiler’s first round pick Connor McDavid proving his talent and worth to the team by becoming the fourth fastest player in history to score 100 points in 92 games.

With milestones and streaks happening throughout the league, this season has already proven to be a special one. Whether it be the multiple players securing their places in history by reaching the 1000 point milestones, or the impressive win streaks that have been accomplished by teams like the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Philadelphia Flyers, which have come up just shy of setting their own records for the history books. This season is far from over, there is no telling what other magic and milestones the fans will be treated to.

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