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Hannan to Play in 1,000th NHL Game

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - San Jose Sharks defenseman Scott Hannan will play his 1,000th NHL game tonight against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. Hannan is the 291st player in NHL history, and only the 97th defenseman, to reach the 1,000 NHL game milestone. In addition, he is the third player drafted by the Sharks to reach the 1,000 game mark (Ray Whitney, Patrick Marleau) and the first NHL player this season to reach the milestone.


Hannan will be recognized in a special ceremony prior to the Sharks home game at SAP Center on Nov. 1 against the New York Islanders.

The 35-year old native of Richmond, British Columbia was drafted by the Sharks in the first round (23rd overall) in the 1997 NHL Draft and played for the organization through the 2006-07 season. Following stints with the Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, Calgary Flames, and Nashville Predators from 2007-2013, Hannan returned to San Jose when he was acquired via trade from Nashville on April 3, 2013.

In 999 career games, Hannan has registered 210 points (36 goals, 174 assists), a plus-three rating, 601 penalty minutes, and has played 11 seasons where he dressed for 75 or more games. Entering tonight, Hannan has played 570 games for the Sharks, ranking 5th in franchise history for games played and 7th in plus/minus (+44). Amongst all franchise defenseman, Hannan ranks 6th overall in total points (139 points).

Hannan has appeared in 100 Stanley Cup Playoff games throughout his career, registering 21 points (one goal, 20 assists), a +15 rating, and 93 penalty minutes. 76 of those games have come with San Jose, ranking Hannan fifth in franchise history for postseason games played (second all-time amongst defensemen).

Additional career highlights include representing his home country of Canada internationally, winning the gold medal in the 2004 World Cup and a silver medal in the 2005 World Championships. He has also twice been named the "Sharks Player of the Month" (Feb. 2003, Oct. 2003).

Hannan is the sixth player from his 1997 NHL Draft class to reach the 1,000 game mark, along with current teammates Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau.

Hannan will become the the 13h player to play in his 1,000th NHL game in a Sharks uniform, following Doug Wilson (Nov. 21, 1992), Gaetan Duschene (Feb. 26, 1995), Bernie Nicholls (Oct. 20, 1996), Murray Craven (March 30, 1998), Bob Rouse (Jan. 2, 1999), Vincent Damphousse (April 6, 1999), Ron Sutter (Oct. 16, 1999), Gary Suter (Oct. 25, 2000), Adam Graves (Oct. 27, 2001), Mike Ricci (Feb. 11, 2004), Patrick Marleau (Jan. 17, 2011), and Joe Thornton (Oct. 21, 2011).

Since the 1991-92 season, the Sharks are tied for second in the NHL for most players to reach the 1,000 game milestone as a member of the team (Detroit - 15, Los Angeles -13).


Game #1 Oct. 9, 1998 San Jose vs. Calgary (in Japan)
Game #100 Mar. 31, 2001 San Jose @ Phoenix
Game #200 Nov. 11, 2002 San Jose vs. New York Rangers
Game #300 Dec. 22, 2003 San Jose vs. Anaheim
Game #400 Feb. 2, 2006 San Jose vs. Anaheim
Game #500 Mar. 18, 2007 San Jose @ Colorado
Game #600 Oct. 30, 2008 Colorado vs. Columbus
Game #700 Dec. 2, 2009 Colorado @ Florida
Game #800 Jan. 26, 2011 Washington @ Atlanta
Game #900 Mar. 20, 2012 Calgary @ Colorado
Game #999 Oct. 11, 2014 San Jose vs. Winnipeg
Game #1000 Oct. 14, 2014 San Jose @ Washington
First NHL Assist Oct. 9, 1998 San Jose vs. Calgary (in Japan)
First NHL Goal Feb. 18, 2000 San Jose @ Anaheim
100th Career Point Apr. 1, 2006 San Jose vs. Phoenix
200th Career Point Oct. 19, 2013 San Jose vs. Calgary
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