Signed as a free agent by California, October, 1971. Selected by Edmonton (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 13, 1972. WHA rights traded to Phoenix (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) for cash, June, 1974. Traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by Phoenix (WHA) for cash, April, 1977. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Cincinnati (WHA) for Butch Deadmarsh, December, 1977.
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