ATLANTA - APRIL 7: Alexander Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena April 7, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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