FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars forward Corey Perry became the 340th player in NHL history to reach the 1,000 regular-season games played mark with tonight's appearance against the Calgary Flames. He is the 224th forward and the 72nd right wing to reach the League-recognized milestone, while he is also one of just 21 active NHL players to do so.
His achievement will be recognized with a pre-game ceremony prior to the Stars game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, Nov. 23.
The 15-season NHL veteran spent the first 14 seasons of his NHL career with the Anaheim Ducks, appearing in 988 regular-season games in a Ducks sweater before joining the Stars this past offseason. Entering play tonight, Perry has amassed 780 points (374-406=780). During his time in the League, his teams have posted a record of 549-336-114 with him in the lineup.
"Throughout his entire career, Corey's determination and tenacity have propelled him to excel at every level of the game," Stars General Manager Jim Nill said. "His extensive resume and accomplishments speak to his work ethic and leadership qualities that he has brought to every team he has played for. Reaching this remarkable accomplishment is truly a testament to his resiliency and dedication to the game, and we congratulate Corey, his wife Blakeny, and their son Griffin."
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound native of Peterborough, Ontario was originally selected by Anaheim in the first round (28th overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft, and becomes the 11th member of the 2003 draft class to appear in 1,000 regular-season games. Among all active NHL players entering play today, he is tied for ninth in game-winning goals (64), while he ranks fourth in penalty minutes (1,116), ninth in goals (374), 14th in power play goals (103) and 16th in points (780).
Video: Stars forward Corey Perry reaches 1,000-game mark
Over the course of his 15-season career, Perry has scored at least 15 goals in a season 12 times, he's topped 20 goals eight times and he has eclipsed 30 goals in a season six times. He is one of 14 players in the League to have recorded 15-plus goals in at least 12 seasons since the 2005-06 campaign. Perry is also one of just five NHL players to score at least 30 goals in six-or-more seasons since the 2008-09 campaign.
Perry won the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL's top goal-scorer and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the League's most valuable player in 2010-11 after finishing the campaign ranked first in the NHL in goals (50), third in points (98), while sharing first in game-winning goals (14) and fifth in power play goals (14), establishing new career highs in each category. Perry is the second player to win the Rocket Richard and Hart Trophies in the same season since the Rocket Richard Trophy was first awarded in 1998-99. He joins Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, who won both accolades in 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2012-13, as the only two players to do so.
In addition to his 1,000 NHL career regular-season games played, Perry has also skated in 118 career postseason contests, recording 89 points (36-53=89) in 11 trips to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He was a member of Anaheim's Stanley Cup-winning team in 2007, finishing the postseason tied for seventh in in the League points (15), tied for 10th in assists (9) and tied for 11th in goals (6). In his NHL postseason career, Perry's teams have logged a 65-53 record.
Perry has made several appearances on the international stage for Team Canada during his playing career. By winning gold at the 2005 World Junior Championship, the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, the 2016 World Championship and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, Perry is just the second player in hockey history to win five separate major international trophies, joining Hall of Famer Scott Niedermayer. Perry is also one of 29 players in the Triple Gold Club - having won a Stanley Cup, Olympic gold and World Championship gold.
Below is a list of his previous milestone games:
Game 1 - Oct. 5, 2005, 5-3 Win with Anaheim at Chicago
Game 100 - Jan. 7, 2007, 4-2 Win with Anaheim vs. Detroit
Game 200 - Feb. 15, 2008, 4-2 Loss with Anaheim vs. Dallas
Game 300 - Nov. 5, 2009, 4-0 Win with Anaheim vs. Nashville
Game 400 - Dec. 10, 2010, 3-2 Win with Anaheim vs. Calgary
Game 500 - Feb. 1, 2012, 6-2 Loss with Anaheim vs. Dallas
Game 600 - Nov. 23, 2013, 4-2 Win with Anaheim at Phoenix
Game 700 - Feb. 21, 2015, 2-1 Win with Anaheim at Edmonton
Game 800 - April 3, 2016, 3-1 Win with Anaheim vs. Dallas
Game 900 - Nov. 4, 2017, 2-1 Loss with Anaheim at San Jose