VIDEO: Sidney Crosby records 1,000th career point
You can officially add Sidney Crosby to the NHL’s 1,000 point club.
With an assist on Chris Kunitz’s first period goal on Thursday night, Crosby became the 86th player in NHL history to record his 1,000th career point.
He did it in his 757th regular season game.
You can see the play in the video above, and it was a pretty complete effort on Crosby’s part as he forced a turnover in the defensive zone and then set up Kunitz, a long-time regular on his line, for the goal.
It is just another milestone for Crosby in what has been an incredible career over the past decade. Since entering the NHL at the start of the 2005-06 season his 1,000 points are the second most in the NHL, trailing only the 1,017 that Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has recorded. Ovechkin has played in 139 more games during that stretch.
Crosby’s 1.32 points per game since entering the league are by far the most in the NHL.
Along with the 1,000 points he has also won two MVP awards, two scoring titles, a Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP and captained the Penguins to two Stanley Cups.