MUST WATCH: Henrik Sedin Reaches 1,000 Points In NHL

MUST WATCH: Henrik Sedin Reaches 1,000 Points In NHL
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Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks scored a goal on Friday to become the seventh active player in the NHL to reach 1,000 points.



Shortly after, Sedin was congratulated by Florida goaltender and former teammate Roberto Luongo.

Luongo was traded from Florida to Vancouver in 2006 and spent the next eight years with the Canucks. He backstopped them to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011 before falling to the Boston Bruins in seven games. In 2014, Luongo was traded back to Florida.

Sedin, 36, has spent his entire career in Vancouver and leads the franchise in games played (1,213), game-winning goals (79), plus/minus (plus-206) and points (233--767--1,000).

Sedin was drafted third overall in 1999 with twin brother Daniel, who was selected one spot above him. Daniel leads the franchise in goals (366) and sits behind only Henrik in games played (1,190), plus/minus (plus-179) and scoring (366--602--968).

With 968 points, Daniel sits just 32 away from the 1,000 point plateau himself. Yet, as close as Sedin is, he likely won't be the next player to hit the milestone. With just 26 points through 47 games this season, Daniel would need to score those 32 final points in 35 games to join his brother with 1,000 points, this season.

At just 29 years old, Sidney Crosby sits just eight points off the mark (366--626--992) and he'll likely hit it in the next handful of games considering his 992 points have come in just 747 games.

Even with just seven active players reaching 1,000 points, Henrik wasn't even the first to hit the milestone this season. 

Six games ago, Alex Ovechkin scored his 545th goal just 35 seconds into a matchup with Crosby and the Penguins to reach 1,000 points in 879 games.

The Russian sniper is the greatest goal-scorer of his generation and the 30-year-old has more goals than any other active player, save for Jaromir Jagr (758) and Jarome Iginla (616).
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