Phil Kessel recounted his steps for a moment on Friday afternoon before the team boarded its plane for Denver, Colorado, where tonight, he'll play in his 1,000th NHL game.
There was almost too much to recite, as if there were a doubt fitting all of the details of his storied career into a single interview was even close to possible. That would do it no justice. None.
"That's a lot of games, you know?," he said, pausing. "Obviously it's a lot of years, a lot of games, a lot of good memories. You know, I've been fortunate to play this long."
A 13-year playing career, four teams, two Stanley Cup championships.
357 goals, 467 assists, 824 points, 999 games.