Student Advisory Board Member
The NHL, in it’s 100th year of the existence with over 7,500 players in its time, only 86 people in the entire league have been able to reach the 1,000 point milestone and Sidney Crosby is one of them. Thursday night (2/16) vs. the Winnipeg Jets, Crosby only needed one more point to reach this incredible number as an elite player. Sid battled hard for the puck against their captain Blake Wheeler and was able to stay with it and get it over to Chris Kunitz in front of the net to shoot it in. With everyone in the arena paying close attention to Sid, the crowd roared in a standing ovation for him. Soon after a tribute video to Crosby was put on the jumbotron showcasing all of his incredible milestone goals and assists to get to this point. To get to this milestone a little help is needed along the way, Crosby got to 1,000 points with help from 110 different players on the team since his entry into the league in 2005. He ended the night with three points, leaving him with 1,002 points total. He became the 11th youngest player to hit this and the youngest active player to get 1,000 points within 757 games. Despite all of Sidney Crosby’s concussions and set backs, he has continued to light the lamp and rack up points year after year in the NHL.
Congratulations Sidney Crosby on 1,000 NHL points and here is to 1,000 more!!