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LA Kings Celebrate Jeff Carter's 1,000th Game

His teammates react to the forward's milestone as the Kings host special pregame ceremony

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

On Saturday, LA Kings forward Jeff Carter played in his 1,000th regular-season game at STAPLES Center.

In what was also his 500th regular-season appearance as a member of the Kings, he scored the game-winning goal to give the Kings the victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.

"He's had a hell of a career," teammate Kyle Clifford said. "It's exciting to see. We're lucky to have him around."

The Kings honored Carter before they hosted the Edmonton Oilers at STAPLES Center on Thursday. Family, teammates and friends congratulated the forward on an impressive career thus far. 

Watch: Youtube Video

Watch: Youtube Video

Instagram from @tofff73: Congrats 7️⃣7️⃣ So honored to be with you on this journey @jeffcarter_77

Tweet from @jarretstoll: Congrats @JeffCarter_77 on #1000 today..great teammate great player 🤙🏼@LAKings @FoxSportsWest pic.twitter.com/1OLFGOPGk9

Tweet from @AnzeKopitar: Congrats Carts on you great accomplishment!!!! #1000gamesclub @JeffCarter_77 pic.twitter.com/3Jzte7B2ae

Tweet from @dewyy8: @JeffCarter_77 congrats on 1000 my man. Grew up watching you can���t believe we got to play together. Boys from Londo pic.twitter.com/3RzQOA8K0i

Tweet from @NHL: 1,000 games in the books for @JeffCarter_77! pic.twitter.com/TdeDhxUp6n

To make his 1,000th game even more special, Carter scored the game-winner in front of his family and friends to give the Kings the victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. 

"I felt like that was giong to happen," Drew Doughty said. "Jeff's a goal scorer and what a big goal too."

Tweet from @DJSashaBMFR: JEFF CARTER, baby!! Scoring a goal in his 1000th game, like a hero would!! On his back, with eyes open and stick ready!! #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/bFpFy1WPiG

Tweet from @LAKings: "Stay young. Come in with a smile every day. It's a tough business ... but at the end of the day, you still have to come in with a smile on your face." - Jeff Carter#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/xmE8MCgLfu

Tweet from @smartless_nick: So I���m just going to be annoying the entire day tweeting about how much a love and respect Jeff Carter, don���t mind me. Congratulations on 1000! #GoKingsGo

Tweet from @theroyalhalf: For @LAKings fans, it���s been a total honor to watch Jeff Carter these last 7 years. Also, it���s been great to see him play ice hockey and win the Stanley Cup twice. pic.twitter.com/qDbZdgL9wt

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