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Sakic Reaches 1,500 Points

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche
With his first period assist against the Capitals on Oct. 25, Joe Sakic became the 11th player in NHL history to record 1,500 career points.

Rk Player Pts.
1. Wayne Gretzky 2857
2. Mark Messier 1887
3. Gordie Howe 1850
4. Ron Francis 1798
5. Marcel Dionne 1771
6. Steve Yzerman 1755
7. Mario Lemieux 1723
8. Phil Esposito 1590
9. Ray Bourque 1579
10. Paul Coffey 1531
11. Joe Sakic 1501

He became just the sixth player to record 1,500 or more points with one franchise, joining this elite group.

Player Team Pts
Gordie Howe Detroit 1809
Steve Yzerman Detroit 1755
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh 1723
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton 1669
Ray Bourque Boston 1506
Joe Sakic Colorado 1501

Sakic is the first player to reach the 1,500-point milestone since Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux on Dec. 30, 2000, in the second game of his comeback following a retirement of 3 ½ -years.

Sakic is the active leader in career points. He's followed on that list by Rangers' Jaromir Jagr (1,445), Colorado's Pierre Turgeon (1,320), Pittsburgh's Mark Recchi (1,271) and Rangers' Brendan Shanahan (1,242).

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