WEC-A All-Star Team (1965)
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis,September 11, 1969. First player from Iron Curtain country to play in NHL. Played 17 seasons in Czechoslovakian Premier League (13 w/ Brno and 4 w/ Kladno) scoring a total of 300 goals in 450 games. Only goals and games played totals available for 1958-59; 1961-62; 1962-63 and 1964-65 seasons.
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