PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 31: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes displays his pirate-themed helmet during warmups prior to his game against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 31, 2009 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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