Going into Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Capitals, Evgeni Malkin was sitting on 998 career NHL points. He notched two assists to get to 1,000 career NHL points, becoming only the fifth Russian born player to do so. The other four Russian players that have done it are Alex Ovechkin, Alexei Kovalev, Sergei Fedorov, and Alexander Mogilny. Overall, Malkin is the 88th player in NHL history to record 1,000 career NHL points. His 1,00th career point came from an assist on Phil Kessel‘s goal.
Of Malkin’s 1,000 points, 391 of them have been goals and 609 of them have been assists. He got to 1,000 points in 848 games, which means he’s averaged 1.17 points per game throughout his career. That also comes with a lot of injuries he’s suffered throughout his career, including blowing his knee out during the 2010-2011 season where he missed a ton of games.
Some of his finest handiwork throughout his career have been some impressive dekes he’s made to score. One of his best came against the Tampa Bay Lightning when he went through the entire team.