TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 25: Vincent Lecavalier #4 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is greeted by his mother, Christaine, during his 1,000th NHL game ceremony prior to tonights game against the Ottawa Senators at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on January 25, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)
It's such a privilege to be one of these 80 great players to do this milestone, and it doesn't get better than this doing it where I started. It means a lot to me. A big thanks goes to all the players tonight who helped me to achieve that and also all the players through my career.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa after scoring his 1,000th career point on Thursday night in Ottawa