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2022-23 NHL season could be filled with milestones

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The 2022-23 NHL season kicks off on Friday, and many players are likely to reach milestones in the days, weeks and months to come. Let’s look at some of the things that can happen.


800: Alex Ovechkin With 20 goals this season, the Washington Capitals forward joins Gordy Howe (801) and Wayne Gretzky (894) as the only player in NHL history to score more than 800 goals. In his 17 seasons in the NHL, Ovechkin has scored his 780 goals, scoring less than 32 goals on one occasion (in his 45 appearances in his 56 appearances in the 2020-21 season, he scored 24 goals). ).

500: Stephen StamkosAfter having their best offensive season to date last season, scoring 106 goals (42 goals, 64 assists), the Tampa Bay Lightning forwards scored 481 goals and are 19 away from the milestone. Among active players, Stamkos has Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby (517).

400: Phil Kessel, John Tavares Kessel’s first goal of the season will be his 400th in the NHL as a forward for the Vegas Golden Knights. Toronto his Maple Tavares, his Leafs center, needs nine he needs to reach the milestone.


1,500: Ovechkin, Crosby — Ovechkin entered with 1,410 points, placing him first among active players. If he scored last season’s total of 90, he would be the 15th player to score 1,500.Crosby trails Ovechkin with his 1,409 points. requires 91 points.

1,000: The NHL has five players with 77 or less points in the 1,000 or less.Boston Bruins Center Patrice Bergeron Stamkos (28) and Kessel (44) are also close. Dallas Stars forwards. Joe Pavelsky (76) Ottawa Senators Forward Claude Giroud (77) may also reach the milestone.

games played

1,000: There are 13 players in 78 games.Closest Minnesota Wild Defenseman Alex Gorigoski (4), New York Islanders forward Josh Bailey (7) and the Pittsburgh Penguins Center Evgeny Malkin (19).Tavares (51), St. Louis Blues Center Ryan O’reilly (62) and Stamkos (78) are also close.

number of consecutive games

990: Kessel — Kessel has played in 982 consecutive games, seven ahead of Keith Yandle for the NHL record. If he played his first seven games to start the season, he would tie with his Yandle and pass him on an eighth straight win. Kessel has not missed a game since his 2009-10 season.

goal win

552: Marc André Fleury If Wild’s goalie wins 32 games this season, he’ll have nine total in his NHL career and move up to second on the win list. Fleury trails Hockey Hall of Famers Patrick Roy (551) and Martin Brodew (691). He has also appeared in 61 of his 1,000 games in the NHL.

coaching triumph

800: Lindy Ruff, Paul Maurice — In his third season with the New Jersey Devils, Ruff is 18 wins away from becoming the fifth coach to reach 800 wins. He has 78 draws in 21 seasons with his 782-630-141, alongside Scotty Bowman (1,244), Joel Kenneville (969), Barry Trotts (914) and Ken He Hitchcock (849). increase. Paul Maurice, who will start his first season with the Florida Panthers, must be 25 years old to join the group. His 775-680-130 and in 24 seasons he has 99 draws.

general manager game

3,000: David Poal — Poir, who has been the GM of the Nashville Predators since its first season in 1997-98, already leads all GMs with 2,993 wins and 1,491 wins, and needs nine wins to reach 1,500. Prior to Nashville, from 1982 until 1997 he served as the Capitals’ GM for 15 seasons.