Already the career leader in wins (656) and games played (1,191), the Devils veteran also leads all goalies in career shots-against during the regular season (29,915) even on the defense-first New Jersey teams that have often kept the rubber coming his way to a minimum. Granted, shots and saves stats weren't kept in the days of Terry Sawchuk, Glenn Hall and Jacques Plante, but Brodeur has played 200 more games than each of them, so his numbers are legit. He has stopped 27,312 of those shots.
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To go with his 665 career goals, Jagr also has 988 assists and with 12 more will become the 11th player in NHL history to reach the 1,000-assist plateau with 12. Joe Sakic is next on the list in 11th place with 1,016. Up at the top, Ron Francis is in second place with 1,249. Those numbers make you appreciate the Great One all the more. Wayne Gretzky leads everyone with 1,963.
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To date, 248 of Selanne's 663 goals have come with the man advantage. Only Dave Andreychuk (274) and Brett Hull (265) amassed more power play tallies during their careers. Andreychuk's mark may require a few more years to catch, but the ageless Finnish Flash can reach the 250 watermark with just a pair.
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No Canadian Champion
It is practically unfathomable to think of Canada's game not having home-based champions for any great length of time, but not since the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in 1993 has a team from north of the border won the bigprize. The Oilers, Flames, Canucks and Senators have all reached the finals since then, but this season will mark the 20th anniversary of the last Canadian Cup winner.
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The career Shark has played in San Jose since his rookie season of 1997-98 and amassed 387 goals to go with 443 assists during that time. Marleau has skated for some good teams and has an Olympic gold medal on his resume, but he is still looking for his first Stanley Cup ring.
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It's a race to these milestones for the veteran netminder, who has 287 wins and 284 losses for his career. The 36-year-old Czech native hasn't won the Cup yet and may find himself in a struggle for starts in Pittsburgh this season behind ace keeper Marc-Andre Fleury. Vokoun seemed like the sure No. 1 goalie in Washington last year, but was upstaged when rookie Braden Holtby performed so well during two rounds of playoffs.
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Though he has been somewhat overshadowed by teammates Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos in Tampa Bay, Lecavalier, still only 32, has been playing since the1998-99 season when he appeared in 82 games as a teenager. His career scoring numbers (373-469--842) are enough to mark him for future Hall of Fame consideration. He needs to play in just two more regular-season games to reach 1,000 for his career.
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During his 13-year career in Colorado, Hejduk has been lost in the shadow of outstanding players, from Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg and Patrick Roy to Ray Bourque, Rob Blake and Paul Kariya. In recent years, Hejduk has played on poor Avalanche clubs, so his teammates have either been too good or too weak for him to earn his just acclaim during his years on the ice. The often overlooked Czech forward hasscored 371 goals and added 423 assists. With just nine more games, he'll reach the 1,000 mark, a milestone he'll make with less notice than he deserves.
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Like Milan Hejduk, this European forward (Slovakian-born) has produced outstanding numbers (417 goals, 487 assists) in 978 games while being overshadowed by stars (Ilya Kovalchuk in Atlanta, Sidney Crosby in Pittsburgh, Nick Lidstrom in Detroit, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in Chicago). Hossa has jumped teams while searching for chances to win the Stanley Cup. He reached the finals in Pittsburgh and Detroit before finally getting it in Chicago.
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This one still has a ways to go, but Ottawa's pugnacious winger leads all active players in sin-bin time with 1,861 career minutes. That's a drop in the ice bucket compared to lifers Tiger Williams (3,966), Dale Hunter (3,565) and Tie Domi(3,515), but in today's somewhat kinder, gentler NHL, it's still a good deal of time to feel shame.
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