July 7, 1969: Joe Sakic
is born in Burnaby, British Columbia to Croatian immigrants.December 30, 1986:
As a member of the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL, survives a bus crash that kills four of his teammates.June 13, 1987:
Selected in the first round, No. 15, by the Quebec Nordiques in the Entry Draft.October 6, 1988:
Makes his NHL debut in Quebec's 5-2 victory against the Hartford Whalers at the Civic Center. Sakic assists on a goal by Anton Stastny
for his first career point.
October 8, 1988:
Scored his first career goal against Sean Burke
in a 5-3 loss against the New Jersey Devils
at Le Colisee.
October 5, 1989:
Played his first game wearing No. 19 in a 4-3 loss against the Buffalo Sabres
at Memorial Auditorium. Sakic previously wore No. 88 as a rookie.
March 31, 1990:
Records his first career 100-point season with a goal during Quebec's 3-2 loss against Hartford.1990-91 season:
Shared captaincy of Quebec Nordiques with Steven Finn
.March 19, 1991:
Records his second career 100-point season with a goal during Quebec's 7-6 loss against Edmonton.
April 14, 1992:
Scores a career-high four goals during a 7-3 victory against the Buffalo Sabres
at Le Colisee.1992-93 season:
Became full-time captain of Quebec Nordiques.April 8, 1993:
Records his third career 100-point season with an assist in Quebec's 6-2 loss at Boston.May 6, 1995:
Scores his first career playoff hat trick to lead the Quebec Nordiques to a 5-4 victory against the New York Rangers
at Le Colisee.March 17, 1996:
Records his fourth career 100-point season with an assist during Colorado's 8-1 win against Edmonton.April 7, 1996:
Records his first career 50-goal season during a 4-1 win for Colorado at Dallas.
April 25, 1996:
Scores his second career playoff hat trick, and his first postseason overtime goal, to lead the Colorado Avalanche
to a 5-4 victory against the Vancouver Canucks
at McNichols Sports Arena.June 10, 1996:
Wins his first Stanley Cup with Colorado, defeating the Florida Panthers
, and earns the Conn Smythe Trophy.
October 15, 1996:
Records career-highs of five assists and six points to lead Colorado to a 7-2 victory against the Edmonton Oilers
at McNichols Sports Arena.March 14, 1997:
Scores his first hat trick for the Colorado Avalanche
in a 6-3 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins
at McNichols Arena.
August 6, 1997:
Signed a three-year, $21 million offer sheet with the New York Rangers
as a restricted free agent. The offer was matched by Colorado.December 27, 1999:
Becomes the 56th player in NHL history to record 1,000 career points with an assist during a 5-1 victory against St. Louis.
February 29, 2000:
Began a career-high 14-game point streak, recording 16 goals and 11 assists. The streak ended on April 2.March 2, 2000:
Began a career-high 7-game goal streak, recording 11 goals. The streak ended on March 18.March 18, 2001:
Records his fifth career 100-point season with a goal during Colorado's 4-3 win against Minnesota.
April 4, 2001:
Records his second career 50-goal season during a 1-1 tie against Anaheim at Colorado.May 12, 2001:
Scored a playoff penalty shot goal against goaltender Roman Turek
during Colorado's 4-1 victory against St. Louis.June 9, 2001:
Wins his second Stanley Cup with Colorado, defeating the New Jersey Devils
Sakic wins the Hart Trophy, Lady Byng Trophy, and the Lester B. Pearson Award, and is named to the NHL's First All-Star Team.February 24, 2002:
Helps Canada win the Olympic gold medal and is named Tournament MVP.Summer 2002:
Named to NHL's First All-Star Team.December 11, 2002:
Becomes the 31st player in NHL history to score 500 career goals during Colorado's 3-1 loss at Vancouver.February 8, 2004:
Scores three goals at the All-Star Game in St. Paul, Minn. and is named MVP.
Named to NHL's First All-Star TeamApril 24, 2006:
Set an NHL playoff record by scoring his seventh career overtime goal in a 5-4 victory at Dallas in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal, passing Maurice Richard
.October 25, 2006:
Becomes the 11th player in NHL history to record 1,500 career points during Colorado's 5-3 loss against the Washington Capitals
at Pepsi Center.
January 1, 2007:
Recorded three assists in a 5-3 victory against the Nashville Predators
to pass Paul Coffey
for tenth place on the NHL's all-time scoring list with 1,533 points.January 24, 2007:
Records four assists at the All-Star Game in Dallas.
February 15, 2007:
Becomes the 17th player in NHL history to score 600 career goals in Colorado’s 7-5 victory against the Calgary Flames
at Pengrowth Saddledome.March 29, 2007:
Recorded an assist for his 1,580th career point to move past Ray Bourque
for ninth place on the NHL's all-time scoring list during Colorado's 4-3 victory against the Phoenix Coyotes
at Jobing.com Arena.April 8, 2007:
Records his sixth career 100-point season with a goal in Colorado's 6-3 win against Calgary.October 7, 2007:
Scored a goal and an assist to move past Phil Esposito
into eighth place on the NHL's career points list with 1,591 during Colorado's 6-2 victory against San Jose at Pepsi Center.October 26, 2007:
Scored a goal and an assist in Colorado's 3-2 overtime victory against the Calgary Flames
at Pengrowth Saddledome, becoming the eighth player in NHL history to record 1,600 career points.March 22, 2008:
Becomes the 11th player in NHL history to record 1,000 career assists during Colorado's 7-5 loss against the Edmonton Oilers
at Rexall Place.
October 23, 2008:
Scores the 625th and final regular season goal of his career during a 4-1 victory against the Edmonton Oilers
at Pepsi Center. Sakic scored against goaltender Mathieu Garon
at 3:32 of the third period with assists from Darcy Tucker
and Wojtek Wolski
.November 2, 2008:
Records the 1,641st and final regular season point of his career with an assist during a 5-3 loss against the San Jose Sharks
at Pepsi Center.
November 28, 2008:
Appears in the 1,378th and final regular season game of his career, a 2-1 loss against the Phoenix Coyotes
at Jobing.com Arena.On July 9, 2009:
Announces his retirement from the NHL. In 1,378 career games, Sakic scored 625 goals and 1,016 assists for 1,641 points, finishing eighth on the NHL's all-time scoring list.