Traded to San Jose by Colorado for Colorado's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Colorado selected Brad Richardson) in 2003 Entry Draft, June 21, 2003. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to facial (pre-season) and head (November 21, 2005 at Edmonton) injuries. Traded to Colorado by San Jose for Colorado's 6th round choice (later traded back to Colorado - Colorado selected Jonas Holos) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to back and ankle injuries. Missed majority of 2007-08 as a healthy reserve. Officially announced his retirement, September 7, 2009.
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