Sidney Crosby joined the milestone 1000-point club on Thursday night when he registered an assist against the Winnipeg Jets.
No. 87 becomes the 86th player in NHL history to reach the milestone and the third player this season to hit the mark. Alex Ovechkin and Henrik Sedin both crossed the 1,000-point barrier in January. Other active players in the exclusive club are Jaromir Jagr (1,900), Joe Thornton (1,379), Jarome Iginla (1,288), Marian Hossa (1,123) and Patrick Marleau (1,069).
Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Crosby is a generational player. Only 11 players in NHL history reached 1,000 points in fewer games than Crosby, who did it in just 757 games.
Crosby, who registered three points Thursday for the 118th time in his career, has averaged 1.32 points per game since beginning his career in 2005-06. Only four players in NHL history scored at a higher rate (min. 500 GP): Wayne Gretzky (1.92), Mario Lemieux (1.88), Mike Bossy (1.50) and Bobby Orr (1.39).