Monday, October 3, 2011
Jagr's 1600th Point Highlights Next Year's Possible Player Milestones
In the crease, Buffalo's goaltender, Ryan Miller, who is currently at 399 game played will have reached 400 games played when he starts for the Sabres in a few days.
Also several goaltenders may reach their 100 win mark, Ottawa's Craig Anderson, and Montreal's Carey Price both have sit two wins away at 98. Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick is four wins away from 100, while San Jose's Antero Niittymaki and Nashville's Pekka Rinner can reach 100 if they win five games.
Many skaters will be hitting milestone markers in games played as well. Mike Madano, the most notable, will hit 1,500 games played when he carries out his one game contract with Dallas. Skaters that are on their way to hit 500 games played include, New York's Mike Rupp and Montreal's Michael Cammalleri. Other notable players and their games played milestone include Pittsburgh's Kris Letang, 300, Tampa Bay's Steve Downie, 200, and Boston's Brad Marchand, 100.
Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis, 298, and Phoenix's Shane Doan, 296, will be looking for their 300th goals. Los Angeles' Trent Hunter, 99, Minnesota's Mikko Koivu, 96, Dallas' Sheldon Souray, 96, and Pittsburgh's Jordan Staal, 95, will all be looking for their 100th career goal as well.
Perhaps the biggest milestone that will be achieved next season will be Philadelphia's Jaromir Jagr, who currently has 1,599 career points, will reach 1,600 career points with his first point of next season. Also trying to reach point milestones is Dallas' Mike Ribiero, who is three points away from 500, Toronto's Tim Connnolly who is five points away from 400, Tampa Bay's Ryan Malone who is one point away from 300, and Dallas' Jamie Benn who is three points away from 100.